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The report describes multi-level disc prolapse with nerve root compression
and spondylotic changes. Treatment depends on symptoms and examination findings.
In the initial phase, physiotherapy
is very useful. This includes back extension exercises, traction and use of treatments like IFT, ultraound to relieve pain. You can get more details after contacting your physiotherapist.
If the patient has pain, neuropathic pain
medications are useful. This includes pregabalin, gabapentin, amitryptiline, etc. These are prescription medications and your GP/neurologist
can prescribe them.
In about 10% of cases, surgery may be required. Surgery is required in patients where medical treatment has failed or if there is severe leg pain
, or as decided on the basis of clinical examination.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Health City, Hyderabad