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Back pain and MR scan finds lumbar spondylosis. Help?

Hai, I am Karthik, i am suffering back pain since three months. My MR scan findings are suggestive of lumbar spondylosis with broad based central disc protrusion at L5-S1 level causing indentation upon the thecal sac , moderate compromise of bilateral meural foramina(L R) and moderate central canal stenosis with likely compression of left L5 exiting nerve root. Please advice me.... thanks.
Asked On : Tue, 14 Aug 2012
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Hello Karthik,
The back pain and MRI findings do suggest lumbar spondylosis. If there is no weakness and any major neurological deficits, I would advise strict bed rest for 15 days. Bed should be hard with minimal cushioning. Apart from that learn some back physiotherapy exercises for building up back muscles. If that doesn't help and problem persists you may have to undergo surgery for the disc protrusion. Some relief can also be achieved with injection in back which can be given by orthopedician or neurosurgeon.
Good luck.
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