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Lumber Disc L 3-4-5 S1
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Lumber Disc L 3-4-5 S1
I had a discogram on the 18th  of sept  , showing that my Lumbers disc L3-4-5- S1 are bad and thats whats causing all my pain. I don't know  if I want to get the surgery and be worse than I am right now, the pain is bad 24 /7/365 but at least i can manage things now with meds and chiro . I'm scared if I get the surgery that I'm going to be worse than I am now, I'm just trying to get some thoughts before i make up my mind what to do. I have tried everything that I can as of now.
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Surgery for back pain at 3 lumbar discs can be a very controversial decision as you would need a fusion at those 3 discs.  That is a relatively large surgery for someone who still makes do with some meds and chiro.  Sometimes spinal injections like epidurals or facet injections can help reduce (not eliminate) your pain.
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