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Have back pain. MRI shows indentation of thecal sac, diffuse disc bulge, Schmoral's nodes. Solution?

Hello Dr., I am suffering back pain problem in last 3 years . I hereby writing down in my mri scan report. 1.Left paracentral disc extrusion seen at L4 - 5 causing indentation of thecal sac and ipsilateral neural foraminal narrowing. Impingement of left L5 nerve root seen. 2.Mild diffuse disc bulge seen at L3-4 causing indentation of thecal sac and bilateral neural foraminal narrowing. 3.Schmoral s nodes seen involving D11 - L3 endplate. kindly suggest me how solve this problem.
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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Thanks for the query. T
These are age related changes in the spine. the back pain is usually due to disc degeneration, facet joint arthritis. You also have L5 nerve root impingement which may cause leg pain. Do you have any leg pain? Treatment is decided depending on your symptoms. Initially we always treat back pain conservatively with medicine and physical therapy. Sometimes facet injections also considered to treat back pain, however for persistent back pain affecting your daily routine may need to be treated with surgical intervention (spinal fusion surgery). I would suggest to consult a spine specialist and pin point your problem, which can be treated accordingly. Thanks.
Answered: Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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