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  • Lexi109
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    I am 23 years old and I am seeing a chiropractor for back pain. He did an x-ray of my spine to check the disc spacings. It came back as my discs are compressed, I have authritis, and I have L5 to S1 sacralization. My chiropractor said there is nothing that he can do other than treatments when it flares up. There are some mornings I can barely move it hurts so bad. I can’t help but feel there actually is something that can help. I have a 3month old I have to be able to pick her up without feeling like I might die. What is usually the plan to relieve the pain? Is surgery usually involved? Thanks for any help.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    The chiropractor is correct in that his treatment will be effective for flair-ups when these flair-ups occur. Ther are a myriad of treatments for lower back pain but since I assume that you have had some time with this back complaint (years?), you need a diagnosis. An MRI would be the next step if prior treatment has been unsuccessful.

    Dr. Corenman

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