What Does My MRI Scan Report Indicate?
My brother is suffering from lower back pain for a week,when he walk the pain is severe in both the legs.currently he is admited in hosptial,today after looking MRI scan, doctor has suggested to give epidural steroid injuction, we are really confused about this, please can you explain about this, and is it advisable to take this injuction.
Please share MRI report
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I would request you to please share the MRI report. Only if we see the report we can know the exact level and extent of lesion and only with that we can decide on treatment options
then only we can give an opinion whether steroids are advisable or not
expecting the report
I have attached the MRI report for your reference
It is best to opt for surgery now itself so that the complications are less
Welcome Back to HealthCareMagic.com I am Dr.J XXXXXXX Anto Bruno Mascarenhas. I have gone through the reports with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you.
As per the Reports, your brother has Lumbar Spondylosis with Compression of Nerve Roots and Annular Tear
This condition will eventually require surgery.
Even if you are giving epidural injection, it is temporary pain relief only. It is not going to alter the disease process and your brother will eventually need surgery
Hence It is best to opt for surgery now itself so that the complications are less and recovery is good
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Steroid have lot of side effects
steroids have lots of side effects
if that steroid is going to cure the problem, we can take steroids as the benefits will be more as surgery can be avoided
in this case
eventually you need surgery
why should we take steroids and get side effects or steroids and then again operate
it is always better to go directly to surgery