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Have massive back pain. MRI shows slip disc in L4-L5. Should I do surgery? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good afternoon
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:Hi , good afternoon ,
User:I've a massive back pain since last few years
Doctor:Few years is a big time
Doctor:Have you seen an orthopedician for it?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:I've consulted with a nero specialist & he suggested me to get a MRI . The pain was since last 2 years
Doctor:Did you get the MRI done?
User:As per the report , there is a slip disk in my L4 -L5 .
Doctor:Sorry to hear that
Doctor:Has it been fixed?
User:Then , he suggested to do some excersises in regular basis .
User:No , not yet , actually , during the treatment , i was taking steroid as per doctor's suggestion . Presently I could not able to remind the name pof those medicines
Doctor:No worries
Doctor:Steroids are used at times in the treatment
User:My question is that after the 2 years , my pain is under control but sometime it comes & its really painful . Should I need to go through a operation for it ?
Doctor:It would be better
User:What do u suggest ...should I go for the physiotherapy ?
Doctor:Physiotherapy has to be continued
User:I want to avoid the operation suggest for alternatives
Doctor:You should think about the surgery too
Doctor:I have a better suggestion for you
Doctor:You can post a query to a spine surgeon here on our panel and take his opinion
Doctor:Would you like that?
User:yes tell me pl
User:ya m ready
Doctor:We shall guide you on this
Doctor:Please confirm your contact number so that we call you
User:ya pl note .
Doctor:Thank you
Doctor:We shall call you soon regarding this
User:Thank you so much
Doctor:Please do wait for our call
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