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Problem in knee and toe, numb leg, swollen knee. MRI test done. Is it fully curable?

My mother is 65 years old and having problem in knee and toe . she can t stand for long period of time and her legs numb around knee area and some swelling MRI report Impression Lumber spondylosis with degenerative disc disease of all lumber intertebral discs At L4/5 intervertebral disc , there is mild anterior thecal indentation moderate left and mild right neuroforaminal stenosis due to diffuse bulging with a left paracentral protrusion of disc L5/S1 intervertebral disc, there is mild anterios tecal indentation and bilateral mild neuroforminal stenosis due to diffuse bulging with a small posterios protrusion of the disc. She is taking some medication and got some relife but I wanted to check if it fully curable or not.. Thanks Sridhar
Asked On : Mon, 11 Jun 2012
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This condition is not fully curable as it is due to degenerative arthritis in the lower spine. Certain medications such as anti-inflammatory drugs can be helpful for back pain and other medications such as pregabalin or gabapentin can help with sciatica or nerve pain. Controlling your weight, exercising - particularly focusing on core strength can be of benefit, physiotherapy can help. Surgery is indicated in patients who have pain because of nerve root compression in their spine. Generally a surgery is not recommended for degenerative disc disease.
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