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Back Problems board

Disc protrusions are just one step away from herniations and are considered pretty much the same thing. You have extensive damage and unless you want a back stiff as board and no guarrantees of pain relief, consider PT, epidural injections and get on some neuropathic pain medication, such as lyrica or neurontin. Have you had EMG/NCV studies done to verify nerve damage? If there is you may not have any options but surgery, but dont do surgery for pain control, consider surgery for nerve decompression.