Hi Ms Julia,
Thank you for posting your query.
Your symptoms and MRI scan are suggestive of severe compression of the sacral nerve S1 due to a large disc prolapse
Initial treatment is bed rest
, use of medications such as pregabalin
, and physiotherapy
. More than 50% patients may improve with these treatments.
Those who do not improve with the above, surgery may be required in them. A consultation with a neurosurgeon would be helpful.
Recovery may occur in 4-6 weeks.
Wishing you speedy recovery,
Dr Sudhir Kumar Md DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist