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X-ray reports says minimal narrowing of L4-5 disc space. What should be done?

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X-RAY REPORTS SAYS 1. MINIMAL NARROWING OF L4-5 DISC SPACE WITH OSTEOPHYTIC LIPPINGS AND STRAIGHTENING OF NORMAL LUMBAR LORDOSIS SUGGEST MILD LUMBAR SPONDOYLOSIS, WHAT NEED TO BE DONE PLS SUGGEST
Posted Mon, 15 Oct 2012 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sathyadharan Panneer 27 minutes later
Hi,

Thanks for writing in,

Your Xray report suggests minimal age related changes in your low back. If you are not suffering from numbness or weakness in your lower limb(s) or able to sit for prolonged time then nothing to worry.

1. Sleep over hard surface without using mattress,
2. Avoid lifting weights by leaning forward or bending your back. Rather sit and lift the object,
3. Exercises for strengthening your back muscles like lifting legs straight, bending legs over chest, pelvic bridging exercises - twice a day will help you.
4. If the pain is acute, then a course of muscle relaxants and analgesics for a week will do. Please consult your doctor before following my advise.

Get well soon.
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