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Is it necessary to go for surgery in thickening of the spinal cord ?

hello sir,, my father age 56,,n he is suffering from spinal cord,,(thicking at L2/L3,L3/L4 & L4/L5) n my doctor say to surgery ,,,,so u plz tell me about it...
Asked On : Fri, 12 Aug 2011
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
thanks for query

Surgery is not done for thickening for the nerve. I suggest you take a second opinion. would also like u to type out the exact MRI report

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General & Family Physician Dr. Aashish Raghu's  Response
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Does your father have any leg weakness, pain, difficulty walking. If yes then he definitely requires surgery. Let him not lift any heavy weights and no bending forwards also. He should have good posture at work and do back exercises as recommended by his Orthopaedician. If there is only pain he can get physiotherapy and medication.
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