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How to overcome disc degeneration and its resulting effects like disc bulging and nerve compression?

How to overcome disc degeneration?and its resulting effects like disc bulging and nerve compression. Reports: L4-L5 diffuse posterior disc bulge,disc osteophyte complex causing indentation over thecal sac, mild B/L neural foraminal narrowing. Impression : degenerative changes for L.S spine Symptoms: severe lower back ache
Asked On : Sun, 3 Jun 2012
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it's important to tie the symptoms that your are experiencing to the MRI scan findings. if you have symptoms of nerve root compression i.e neurological type pains - sciatica, numbness and weakness in your leg then these can be treated with medication, nerve root injection or surgical decompression. the other findings you describe in your spine are part of the normal ageing process and are be generally dealt with surgically. core strengthingnor a physiotherapy specific programme to strengthen your core may be of benefit if your main issue is backache. antiinflammatory medication can also be of benefit.
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