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Back and leg pain



My mri showed that I have a central disc protrusion at L4 and L5 with annular tear is seen impinging upon thecal sac and abutting thr left L5 nerve root. Will physical therapy solve this problem I have been having pain in the groin and back and leg for about 8 months now Thanks


This sounds like a problem that can typically be helped by physical therapy.

You can find a physical therapist in your area at the "Find a PT" link at http://www.apta.org/ or go to the site directly at

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Tammy S Wadsworth, PT MS OCS Tammy S Wadsworth, PT MS OCS
Sports Medicine Team Member
Clinical Instructor at The School of Allied Medical Professions
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University