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Thecal compression due to disc herniation can be cured with medication or surgery is required?

Hi Doctor, I am Soma Acharya age 24 female, i have been suffering back from last one year, i visited doctor before and he suggested me to do a MRI , after got my MRI report i found there. Lumbar lordosis is decreased, reduced T2WI hyperintense signal seen in L5-S1 level, posterocentral disc potrusion seen at L5-S1 level cousing thecal compression only. Impression: Disc herniation at L5-S1 level causing thecal compression only. So i would like to know that do i have to worry about this and is that possible to cure proper medication or i have tol go through a surgery, thanking you, waiting for your reply.
Asked On : Sun, 22 Jul 2012
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Your MRI report is not very serious. It is showing disc herniation at first stage. There is no need to worry and surgery is not needed. You can start taking pregabalin and methyocobal tablet. Also you can do physiotherapy for back muscle strengthening exercise.
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