Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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Most likely, you do have IDR of L5-S1 (“At L5/S1 moderate disc degeneration and endplate changes”). I have just written IDR as a new topic. Look at the website for lumbar IDR to more fully understand this disorder.

Hopefully, your physician has also discussed medications (NSAIDs and membrane stabilizers). An epidural steroid injection can sometimes be very helpful.

Finally, if nothing is helping and your impairment is not acceptable, a work-up to determine if you are a surgical candidate would be in order.

Dr. Corenman

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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.