Thanks for the query,
I understand your problem
Let me tell you that you can wait without much problem.
With due respect to your treating doctor please find the response as follows
The management of disc problem whether medical or surgical depends upon the clinical and investigations findings. It should never be based upon the MRI
findings. If a patient has pain and neurological deficit (documented by a neurologist
) and pain has not responded to medical management and MRI shows problem with clinical correlation, then surgery is the best option. How ever, if a patient has pain alone and there are no other neurological deficits, initial treatment should always be conservative with medicines and physiotherapy
. Persistent pain despite treatment is another indications for surgery.
You can discuss this with your doctor or get re-evaluated initially by a neurologist.
Hope this clarifies
Dr Gopal K Dash MD, DM, Post-doctoral fellowship (Epilepsy
Consultant Neurologist and Epilepsy specialist
Nrayana Hrudayalaya Hospital, Bangalore
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