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Is there any furthur treatment for spinal cord problem to avoid surgery, Please tell me

good morning doctor, my brother ,he is around 24 years working in software company for the past 11/2 year.In the starting 3 months of the job he suffered from back pain alot. he consulted nearby doctor he gave some medicines for temporary relief. now hecame to hyd and he has done all the x-rays and respective tests for back pain, fromthat all test and MRI scan finally doctor said that the problem is L5S1 disc is enlarged and that pressure is on the spinal nerve roots and also he has pain in the right leg, doctor preferred to go root canal treatment surgery something. Doctor is there any furthur treatment for this problem to avoid surgery.Please tell me doctor
Asked On : Sun, 16 May 2010
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hello, your brother is having early lumbar spondylosis with radiculopathy that is the intervertebral disc is pressing on his nerves which is causing the pain. There is a chance for conservative management also that is with tablets, injections and physiotherapy he can improve and he should do back strenthening exercises which he has to contine and maintain correct posture while working on computer and avoid using laptop and take a break every 1/2 hr of sitting in the same position. so please consult a neurologist and physiotherapist who will guide and i dont think there is need of surgery immediately.
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