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Diffuse disc bulge. Is there need for surgery?

I m 24 yrs old, i had fallen from a tree about 7years back.... recently i have been getting these back pains and my doctor sent me for an MRI scan... the report says :- diffuse disc bulge of L5-S1 intervertebral disc indenting thecal sac and traversing S1 nerve roots on both sides. L4-5 intervertebral disc shows diffuse posterior buldge indenting thecal sac. Facet Joint arthropathy is seen at L5-S1 facet joints. My doctor says i need to undergo a surgery using an electric knife... but is there need for surgery? he also says traction using the weights has failed. My friends and relatives say i should not go for a surgery, it may even cause paralysis...
Asked On : Tue, 30 Nov 2010
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You need surgical intervension (Discectomy) may be it microdiscectomy or endoscopic disc removal. As early you get it done the result will favour you. The surgery is now-a-days very safe & recovery is very fast
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