Suggestions made, clarification requested
I am Dr Mittal, MD
I have been working in the area of backache
for 5-6 years now.
I have reviewed your MRI
picture.The herniated disc
in unmistakable and No, I dont think it would replace on its own. The only way to replace a hernia of this extent would be surgery. And that wont be recommended in your case since you are comfortable on conservative management.
A couple of things. You said you have numbness
on one side of the body. Are you sure when you say 'body' or did you just mean the lower leg. This herniation cannot cause numbness in whole side of body. Do let me know cause if its whole body- upper and lower limb- then more tests may be needed, namely MRI brain, and cervical spine
. If its just leg, that can be explained by the MRI, and you need not worry. Exercise should resolve it slowly. Alternatively you may try the tablets pregabalin
As for the scrotal feeling, both the conditions can cause it- MRI as well as surgical trauma. Its difficult to comment which. The aforementioned tablets should help you with that too.
I will also suggest NCV test of the affected (numb) limbs
, sugars and thyroids, if not already tested.
I hope that helps.
Please feel free to ask a follow on query
Best of luck