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I have constant lumbar muscle spasms due to herniated disk in lumbar

I have weakness and pain in my left leg. The MRI I just had done shows a bad tear in my L5-S1 disk and the vertebrae has collapse significantly. Is surgery necessary in the near future for me. I have constant lumbar muscle spasms and pain plus numbness down both legs but my left leg is weak.
Asked On : Fri, 18 Feb 2011
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according to your symptoms you need surgical intervention (discectomy). It is always better to have elective surgery than an emergency one.
By newer techniques, discectomy is very safe surgery now-a-days. I am doing discectomy with 1 inch incision by foraminotomy & allow the patient to do his routine work next day onward
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Answered: Sat, 19 Feb 2011
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