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Having Lumber spondylosis, Posterior disc extrusion, mild b/I neural foraminal compromise. Suggest treatment?

Hi Doctor,
My sister is being found to be having below problems .
1.lumber spondylosis with scoliosis and degenerative disc disease at L4/5 and L5/s1
2. Posterior disc extrusion at L5/s1 with effacement of anterior epidural fat.
3. Diffuse bulge+posterior disc protrusion with thecal indentation& mild b/I neural foraminal compromise
Could you please suggest the required treatment to be done?

Asked On : Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013
Hi Preetha,

Thank you for posting the MRI reports of your sister.

The reports suggest only minor abnormalities in the lumbar spine (lower back) region.

She needs good physiotherapy and back extension exercises.

If she has leg and back pain, pregabalin capsules may be taken.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant Neurologist

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,

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