Spinal conditions are among the most common reasons people seek medical attention.
The good news is that most neck or low back pain (including sciatica) will improve within three months with a combination of non-surgical treatments that your family physician can recommend (examples: modified activities, physical therapy, over-the-counter medications and time).
Just because you have degenerative changes on your x-rays does not mean you need an MRI or need to see a surgeon. Before asking for an MRI or surgical consultation, please see an experienced physiotherapist in your community for their opinion.
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