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I have a disc herniation at L4-L5 and nerve impingement, Is microdiscectomy the right procedure ?

I have a disc herniation at L4-L5 and nerve impingement. The pain is in right lower back area. Finished a couple months of physio therapy , was on ibuprofens for a while and then got a nerve root block shot in November....The pain has now disappeared. I know it is just temporary relief. My doctor has suggested that he will do microdiscectomy, is that the right procedure?
Asked On : Thu, 14 Jan 2010
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  Anonymous's Response

Actually it is a more effective form of pain control and you should not worry. Surgical procedure is the final treatment. There is also something called as Ozone therapy which is becoming popular slowly which you can talk to your doctor.

Answered: Thu, 14 Jan 2010
  User's Response
Yes, it is a good procedure. But there is also Ozone therapy if you are aware of. It is very helpful in avoiding surgery.
Answered: Mon, 18 Jan 2010
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Ozone therapy is not yet authenticated medically. But in India it is done in certain hospital setups only. So it can be.
Answered: Mon, 18 Jan 2010
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