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Posted on Mon, 21 Jan 2019
Question: My aunt 60 years of age is having pain in the lumber area....x ray reveals degenerative lumber spondylosis ( Rec: CT/MR LS Spine)...report attached....plz suggest
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Answered by Dr. Gopal Goel (1 hour later)
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Hi XXXXXXX , I am Dr Gopal Goel Orthopedic Surgeon.
Back pain in 60 yrs old lady is very common and is mostly due to lumbar spondylosis ,as in your aunt's case , as the X ray report shows.
Normally I start pain killers , muscle relaxants and physiotherapy including exercises to build her back muscles. Give a trial of 10 days and if relieved of pain then continue pain killers as and when required+ Exercises. Lumbar Support may be required in some cased.
CT/MRI I normally get done if the pain is radiating to legs or is not relieved by treatment .normally it is not required.
I hope this answers your query. Please feel free to ask any other question.


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Brief Answer: Pl see below Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX , I am Dr Gopal Goel Orthopedic Surgeon. Back pain in 60 yrs old lady is very common and is mostly due to lumbar spondylosis ,as in your aunt's case , as the X ray report shows. Normally I start pain killers , muscle relaxants and physiotherapy including exercises to build her back muscles. Give a trial of 10 days and if relieved of pain then continue pain killers as and when required+ Exercises. Lumbar Support may be required in some cased. CT/MRI I normally get done if the pain is radiating to legs or is not relieved by treatment .normally it is not required. I hope this answers your query. Please feel free to ask any other question.