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Spine and Back Health

S1 Annular Tear with 2 Protruding Disc L4-L5

03/20/2009

Question:

I was in a MVA 12/01/2008 and I had a MRI that showed an annular tear best seen on S1 and also 2 protruding disc at L-4 and L-5. I am having burning radiating pain down my leg and occaisional pain in my hip. What type of treatment besides pain meds should I be receiving? I am having trouble sitting and standing for long periods so I have to stand awhile then sit awhile. I am 50 years old and female.

Answer:

Thank you for visiting NetWellness. On this site, we try to answer general questions about health but cannot diagnose or recommend treatment. You appear to have some very, very specific questions about your condition, which can only be answered properly by a physician who is familiar with your history, physical exam, and test results. Your questions about the treating this condition need to be directed to your physician(s). For more information about different treatments for back conditions, please see the articles listed below. Take care.

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Response by:

David J Hart, MD David J Hart, MD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University