Dear Mr. Rajesh,
As your orthopedic doctor has probably rightly diagnosed you with a PIVD (prolapse intervertebral disc
), your symptoms are very typical. In simple words, it is called slip disc. Your long driving hours are aggravating the condition.
Just wanted to know if an MRI
was performed or this was just a clinical diagnosis.
Initial treatment is pain medicines and rest. If symptoms are not subsiding in 2-3 weeks, an MRI should be done (if not done already). Depending on the severity of the disc prolapse
on MRI and your symptoms, further treatment could be an epidural injection or a microscopic Discectomy
. This condition is very much treatable, in a safe way. Recovery is almost immediate and you can resume back to your normal life in 2-3 days, barring heavy activities.
Hope this helps