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Back pain. MRI scan shows disc bulge. Taking Supra. Any effective cure?

Dr. Im a query for my brother...he is 30 yrs and weighs more than 80 kg and his ht is below 170 cm. He is having back pain and done MRI scan . Dr said he is having L4 and L5 disc bulge.He is taking medication now (supra 20) and doing exercise as recommended by doctor.He stoped taking mmedicine for a week , that time he felt back pain.Is there any more effective cure for this.(He is having this problem 5-6 yrs back and stopped and started now.).Kindly respond.Thank you
Asked On : Wed, 21 Nov 2012
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Radiologist 's  Response
Hi, welcome to HCM
Your brother is definately overweight , which is putting an extra pressure on his spine.
First thing he has to do is weight reduction , followed by regular exercise. Then we have to see for improvement .
After above precaution if symptoms persists, then on basis of severity a operative procedure will be last choice, known as discectomy.
You must consult your orthopaedician for regular folllow up.
Answered: Wed, 21 Nov 2012
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