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What does this MRI report indicate?

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Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016
Question: Three weeks ago i was involved in a car accident. I start complaning for pain in my lower back. I was prescribed steroids and muscle relaxants. This week my doctor ordered an mri and the report is attached. My question is do you think i require surgery?
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
I can not see your reports.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have studied your case. But with your history it looks less likely. I can give you indication when some one need spine surgery after accident.
1.if there is fracture with more then 50% compression.
2.if their is weakness in lower limb with abnormal bladder/bowel movement ?
I would like to see your MRI reports. Please send me answers of these questions.I will try my best to help you.
Thanks
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Follow up: Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (2 hours later)
Here you go
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
you do not need any surgery

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have studied your MRI and you are having disc herniation and nerve compression. I do not think you need surgery at present. As this much of disc herniation can be treated with physiotherapy.If you have any progress in the disease, or you develop any severe pain or weakness then you might nee surgery but it is not must even in future.
Do not take steroids as they may cause serious side effects.Just continue with physiotherapy. Avoid travelling and jerky exercises.
thanks
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What does this MRI report indicate?

Brief Answer: I can not see your reports. Detailed Answer: Hello, I have studied your case. But with your history it looks less likely. I can give you indication when some one need spine surgery after accident. 1.if there is fracture with more then 50% compression. 2.if their is weakness in lower limb with abnormal bladder/bowel movement ? I would like to see your MRI reports. Please send me answers of these questions.I will try my best to help you. Thanks