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Mild thecal sac compression, mild narrowing of B/L neural foramina, nerve roots. Treatment advice?

i have got decreased water content at L4-L5&L5 S1 intervertebral disc .diffuse circumferential disc bulge is seen at these levels causing mild thecal sac compression and mild narrowing of B/L neural foramina with mild compression of traversing & exiting nerve roots at L4-L5 level.............may i kniw how severe it and the treatment for it,do i need to undergo surgery.
Asked On : Mon, 22 Oct 2012
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Hello Vicky
As per MRI report you have mild compression of the nerve root which can be treated with medication, proper exercise, physiotherapy and precautions. But alone MRI report can not give us complete idea for the line of treatment, Clinical examination is must. Some time minor compression result in major symptoms and decision for surgery can be taken. Best to consult a surgeon and treatment can be planned under the guidance. Certain precautions you have to follow are:
1.     Use hard bed to sleep.
2.     Avoid jerky movements of the spine.
3.     Use LS belt while walking, driving and standing.
4.     Keep your posture straight.
5.     Do regular exercise as prescribed by your physiotherapist.
Hope this will help you.
Best wishes
Answered: Mon, 22 Oct 2012
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