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Surgery for herniated disc - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   Hi how can i help you,
User :   I used to fly on extensive overseas flights averaging about 125K miles per year over a period of 5 years. I stopped flying due to server lower back pain (sciatica). I had an MRI and X-Ray in early 2009 that showed a massive herniated disk and bulging disk at L4-5 compressing the left nerve root and degenerative disk disease at L5-S1. I stopped flying. After two years I had another X-Ray and MRI performed. It showed the massive herniated disk but the bulging disk area appeared to have somewhat healed itself. I am looking into nerve damage testing and future surgery options. I continue to take Percocet for constant back pain. Could the extensive travel have contributed to the condition, and what surgery options should I pursue.
Doctor :   let me read ur query
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   the spinal issues and herniated disc could be associated with yoru extensive travel as well as due to the seated positon while travelling
Doctor :   surgical options involve any decompression of any spinal nerves compressing on the nerves
Doctor :   and removal of the damaged herniated disc
Doctor :   you are most welcome
Doctor :   take care and have a good day
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