Thank you for posting your query and MRI
spine findings of your mother.
The decision to operate would depend not only on the MRI findings, but also on the clinical symptoms and examination findings of the patient.
In general, only about 10-20% of patients with these findings would require surgery and the rest can be managed with medications and physiotherapy
. In operated cases, the success rate is more than 95% cases, if the case selection is correct.
I would request you to get back with patients symptoms and examination findings.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist