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    To start I do have degenerative disk disease which runs in my family but my physical characterists do not support why I have this issue other than it could run in my family. I have a torn disk with a hole within my disk between my L4 and L5, which occurred Feb 8th plus I have a bulging disk between my L5 and S1. I have had two epidural shots to help alleviate the pain and I have had very temporary benefits and I have a severe allergy to narcotics so I get no real relief from the pain in my back and now both of my legs have sciatic pain which includes numbness in my toes but as of yet I have not lost strength, but I have and a new symptoms begin or at least I think its related, the area from my tailbone to my front side tingles, I also have more intense pain shoot down both legs so when that happens I almost lose my balance. What should I do because the last time I spoke to my doctor he said I am too young to do surgery but I don’t know how much more of this I can take?

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    The symptoms have to match with your MRI findings. How large is the disc herniation and does it compress the nerve roots?

    Dr. Corenman

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