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MRI scan done. Started for physical theraphy and taking pain medications. Looking for solution

hi i have been in pain for 2 years . I have done MRI and the results are : L4/5 There is mild broad -based disc bulge with a superimposed small central protusion ,which demonstrates 4 mm carnial migration. This small extrusion only effaces the ventral thecal sac. I have been going for physical theraphy and taking pain medications , but there is not much improvement , please help
Asked On : Wed, 23 May 2012
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Your MRI report essentially states that your have some degenerative disc disease, in this case at level between your 4th and 5th lumbar vertebra (ie L4/5). However, it does not sound severe and more importantly, it is not causing spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal) or any impingement (pinching) of the nerve roots.

Physiotherapy will help to strengthen your back muscles which should over time improve the symptoms. It is difficult to fully get rid of back pain in some cases but most people do get better or at least come to learn to live with the pain (with help of painkillers)
Answered: Thu, 12 Jul 2012
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