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Does IDD therapy help to cure diffuse disc bulge of lumber spine?

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Dr. Sudhir Kumar


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Posted on Mon, 25 Aug 2014 in Brain and Spine
Question: Doctor,

Do IDD therapy helps to cure Diffuse Disc bulge of lumber spine in L3-L4 level? My mother is suffering from moderate lower back pain for more than 3 months, and getting leg numbness.

Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
IDD surgery is useful.

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your mother's symptoms and MRI spine findings.

Disc disease in the lumbar region is responsible for her symptoms.

In the initial phase, medications such as gabapentin or pregabalin capsules and physiotherapy would be helpful.

However, if the medications/physiotherapy fail or if the nerve compression is severe, surgery may be needed.

IDD surgery is useful in most cases of severe disc disease.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar 12 hours later

Just wanted to double check you mean the IDD therapy (Intervertebral Differential Dynamics). You have mentioned that as IDD surgery.

And, on top of medications, can we try IDD therapy in parallel?

FYI, at this point, the pain is moderate (may be 4 in the scale of 0-10) and manageable. The numbness in the leg is bit concerning.

Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
It is intervertebral differential dynamics

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back with more details.

I meant Intervertebral Differential Dynamics. Instead of procedure, I wrote surgery.

Yes, you can try IDD on top of medications.

There is no need of disc surgery at this point, as your pain is mild-moderate severity.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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