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  • Donald Corenman
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    I have this condition. Disc herniation, left leg pains. Numbness, pins and needles, tight hamstring. Also major lower back pains. Left side of my back is full tensed up.

    I’ve been doing a lot of hydrotherapy and core activation exercises. Any more ideas to speed up recovery?

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    By the report of your symptoms, you could have any of the disorders listed on the web site under “conditions”. To “speed up recovery”, an appropriate diagnosis is necessary. What diagnosis have you been given and how was it formulated?

    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.
    mhelm25
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    the diagnosis is extrusion of 1.2 cm at L5-S1 with drop leg

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    An extruded disc at L5-S1 with motor weakness would normally need a microdiscectomy in my practice. In most cases without motor weakness, surgery can be avoided but with motor weakness, I feel that the best chance for motor strength recovery is with surgery.

    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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