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Back and leg pain during pregnancy. MRI showed degenerated disc. What do the results mean?

Hi doc,about a year ago i was pregnant and had twin baby girls. In the 5th month of my pregnancy i began to experience severe back and leg pain. Months ago a had MRI and the results read Degenerated and broad based protrusion of L5-S1 disc causing indentation on theca and lateral recess i was given medication for two months and had a week s session of physiotherapy . i felt better, but now the pain s back. I am scared of going back to the hospital, they might say its something serious. Could u please explain to me what the result means nd advice me on what to do? Many thanx, Shahidah
Asked On : Mon, 15 Oct 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014

Thanks for posting your query.

You are suffering from prolapsed intervertebral disc(PIVD).

You have to continue physiotherapy which can cause relieve over nerve by prolapsed disc.

If your symptoms increases ,you have to visit an orthopaedic surgeon for examination and treatment plan according to that.

Answered: Tue, 16 Oct 2012
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