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Suggest treatment for chronic back pain due to degenerated disc in lower back

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: I have chronic back pain due to degenated disc in lower back receiving physio and do exercises every day to streghen core. Unfortunately just doesn't seem to be working also have had numness in both feet and some areas of buttocks. Also more recently leakage from back passage wich is clear fluid is this linked to my back pain. Specialist told me after having mri scan that disc is not touching dangerous areas of spinal column please advise.
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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Fecal incontinence needs a spine surgeon review soon

Detailed Answer:
HI XXXXXXX

You seem to have a fresh trouble with the degenerated disc. Incontinence of stool is fairly observed in patients who have degenerated discs. The symptoms that you mention definitely need an intervention. If you are bread winner of the family I still suggest you to go back to the spine surgeon for a review. Numbness is a sensory symptoms which means the problem is progressing irrespective of core strengthening. These are definitely not good signs even after physiotherapy.

there is certain information that is lacking in your query like age, duration of problem and occupation. Irrespective of these it needs a review by spine surgeon to operate or to delay the surgery.


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Dr. V. N. S. Parinam

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Brief Answer: Fecal incontinence needs a spine surgeon review soon Detailed Answer: HI XXXXXXX You seem to have a fresh trouble with the degenerated disc. Incontinence of stool is fairly observed in patients who have degenerated discs. The symptoms that you mention definitely need an intervention. If you are bread winner of the family I still suggest you to go back to the spine surgeon for a review. Numbness is a sensory symptoms which means the problem is progressing irrespective of core strengthening. These are definitely not good signs even after physiotherapy. there is certain information that is lacking in your query like age, duration of problem and occupation. Irrespective of these it needs a review by spine surgeon to operate or to delay the surgery.