Thanks for the query,
Please note that the decision regarding the surgical treatment
in patients with disc disease
depends upon the clinical data., NOT ON MRI DATA. If there are no signs of neurological deficits pertaining to a nerve root, conservative treatment is sufficient.
I am sorry that i donot know your clinical status.
Conservative treatment for this problem will be to take medications like Gabapentine, pregabaline etc along with physiotherapy
. If this fails, please get evaluated by a neurologist
and if there are signs of nerve root compression
, you may opt for surgery later
Hope this helps
Dr Gopal K Dash
Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital, Bangalore