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Hello I'm Dr Chip
Could you please post the results on this page for me?
Any problem with pain and/or numbness in your left leg?
We can go over the report but first is your question here whether you can have osteopathic treatment for your pain?
And about what I just asked you?
Here's what I would tell you were I your doctor--
Neither the bulging disk nor the protruding (herniated) disk are causing most of your back pain, although the compression on the nerve root may be a factor.
With time and osteopathic treatment including traction the disk bulge and protrusion may improve but there is no specific way to "fix" the disk itself.
I don't see any of this as a surgical problem for now but the epidural injections might help with the nerve root compression.
If I haven't fully covered your questions, please let me know and I'll be glad to continue
I'd go with the osteopath and ask about the injections
I personally would first get you into a customized physical therapy regimen to see if that works on your pain
And the physio is correct--most likely the injections wouldn't help much in your case
I think at this point you need to see the osteopath
My pleasure entirely
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Keep me posted as to how it goes with you