Bulging disc between L4 and L5

///Bulging disc between L4 and L5
Bulging disc between L4 and L5
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  • AvatarWeldon
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    Dr. Corenman,

    I live in Texarkana, Arkansas with a second home in Fayetteville, Arkansas. I have easy access to care in Little Rock, Dallas – Ft. Worth or Northwest Arkansas. One of my friends got help from Texas Spine Consultants after years of struggling and is now pain free. I just retired from a foundation concentrating in oral health and have some connections with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. In addition, two of my best friends are past chairs of Mercy Health and Baptist Health and remain on their boards. I hope to speak to them this afternoon in hopes of finding a specialists.

    From your reply, it appears that I need to send my MRI results to a specialist right away. I have been taking, meloxicam for inflammation, gabapentin for nerve relief and tinzanidine as a muscle relaxer along with daily exercise. I have made no improvement in the last 30 days.

    Thanks,
    Weldon

    AvatarDonald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Find a specialist who is meticulous and has at least 10 years of experience to help you.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
    AvatarWeldon
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    Dr. Corenman,

    I made contact with my friend on the board at Baptist Health in Little Rock. He was going to check about doctors in their Spine Center. Tomorrow, I will have another friend who was helped by Dr. V in Dallas. He is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Spine Fellowship Trained. Here is a link to his bio. From it, including his teaching at UT Southwest Medical Center, you may have crossed paths with him.

    In my many years involved in promoting oral health the general population and in the medical fields, I am not sure I have met many people who would help a total stranger such as me with a problem. (By the way, in the last few years, I have collaborated with the Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation and even the Colorado Department of Health. Met several great people in Denver.)
    Weldon

    AvatarDonald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Please keep us posted. Sorry for deleting your surgeon but this is an anonymous forum.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
    AvatarWeldon
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    Dr. Corenman,
    Thanks for checking up on me! I made it to one of the doctors with the requirements you suggested. Took me a while to get the CD of my MRI to him from my home medical center but finally got it to him later by FedEx.

    He said I had spondylolisthesis. The L4 slipped forward over L5. I also have a bulging disc, which is causing pressure on the nerve. He gave me a steroid pack that has given me much relief after the first three days of six days. Will schedule an epidural steroidal injection for next week.

    I will update you as to how well that works.
    Thanks again for your deication!
    Weldon

    AvatarDonald Corenman, MD, DC
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    It sounds like you found a good surgeon. Please keep us posted.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
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