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Necessity of surgery after being diagnosed with lumbar spondylosis and scoliosis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My grandfather has been diagnosed lumbar spondylosis and scoliosis, he is 74 aged, doctor suggested surgery ,
MRI impression says grade 1 spondylolisthesis of L4 over L5 due to bilateral faceto-ligamental arthrosis and malalignment along with diffuse disc bulge causing significant bilateral foraminal stenosis and mild impression of thecal SAC.
Diffuse annular disc bulge along with bilateral faceto-ligamental hypertophy at L1-2 and L2-3 levels causing moderte bilateral foraminal stenosis and mild impression on the thecal SAC.
Lumbaar spondylosis and scoliosis
Please suggest surgery is necessary, but he has very unbearable pain
Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
User :   did u get my message
Doctor :   lease give me few moments to read what you have typed
User :   ok
Doctor :   Please
User :   k
Doctor :   I am a General Physician. I think that for your grandfather's case we will need to take the opinion of our panel of specialists.
User :   ok
Doctor :   usual patients with pain more than 8 on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest pain and with findings of stenosis
Doctor :   are advised to go ahead with surgery for disc decompression which also eases pressure on nerve roots relieving the pain.
User :   ok
User :   so surgery necessary doctor
User :   is it possible to chat wiht Neurosurgeon
Doctor :   the decision for surgery is based on clinical examination findings,MRI results and symptoms of patient
User :   ok
Doctor :   no, they are not available for chat, you can take opinion by e-mail or phone cal
User :   ok
Doctor :   since he is having severe pain, MRi also shows multiple disc bulges, bilateral forminal stenosis
Doctor :   he might get relief with surgery
Doctor :   take a second opinion y a spinal surgeon on him
Doctor :   along with repeat examination and MRI interpretation
Doctor :   it will help you to take better decision
User :   ok
User :   we need to consult nero doctor or ortho?
Doctor :   a spinal surgeon (orthopedic surgeon specializing in spinal surgery) would be fine.
User :   ok
User :   thank u doctor
Doctor :   we have a spinal surgeon in our panel of specialists
User :   ok
Doctor :   you can send your query along with reports and MRI images and take his opinion
User :   ok
Doctor :   to proceed with further care of your grandfather
Doctor :   you can see in my recommendation on your right hand side of chat window
User :   ok
Doctor :   you can follow this link if you opt to take his opinion
User :   k
Doctor :   and send the reports and images of MRI
User :   k
Doctor :   to be forwarded to spinal surgeon)
User :   ok
User :   thank u doctor
User :   i will decide and take call thank u
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   no thanks
User :   thank u vr much
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   no thanks
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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