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Have chronic back pain. Took MRI scan. Have pinching pain and on medication. What is the remedy?

i had a chronic back pain. I had a recent mri scan and below are the results..

posterior annular tear at l5-s1 intervertebral disc.

l5-s1 posterocentral subligamentous disc extrusion indenting anterior thecal sac with minimal caudal migration.

relative spinal comprimise at l5-s1.

my dr has asked me to take a complete bed rest for 3 weeks and suggested few pain relievers. i a
have a pinching pain withno swelling at the back....

Could you f\guys pls share your opinions/suggestionsin this regrd..

thanks in advance..
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,

Thanks for writing to us.

Your MRI report suggestive of nerve root compression by extruded disc at the level of L5-S1.

For this condition you have to do stretching & strengthening exercises in which you have to stretch tight muscle & strengthen weakened ones which will alleviate stress on facet joint and disc.

There are several treatment modalities with medicines, physiotherapy and with injections in the back called epidural injections and root/facet blocks.

Hope this helps you.

Wishing you good health...


Dr Saurabh Gupta.

Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi's  Response
hallo my friend
i read your complete history
you need some neurotropics like pregabalin
and calcium suppliment with vit D

take rest , take some analgesic , hot or cold fomentation
avoid lifting weights
sit with taking support to your back
continue spine extension exersizes
spine exersizes r very important for maintainance
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