Is there any non-surgical treatment for L4-L5 disc bulge ?
Hello Sir/Madam, I am suffering from severe lower back pain since 2 months. Background : ------------------- I took 3 weeks bed rest. The pain reduced for about a month and again the symptoms are re-occuring. Severe pain in lower back (mainly right side) and the pain is radiating to my right leg. I also experience numbness on right leg with difficulty in walking after I sit for 2 hours continuosly. I took MRI scanning and there is disc bulge in L4-L5 and L5-S1 discs which is touching the nerve roots . I was suggested to go for operation in which they will cut the bulged part of the disc. I am not for operation and am looking for non-surgical method to correct the problem. Could you please suggest me, what kind of treatment will suit me. Also the approximate cost for the treatment.
L3-4: Mild broad-based disk bulge there is mild ligamentum redundancy and facet arthropathy. Mild spinal canal stenosis. Mild right and left foraminal narrowing.. L4-5: Broad-based disk bulge more pronounced left paracentral . Mild right and moderate left foraminal narrowing. Mild bilateral facet arthropathy and ligamentum flavum redundancy. Mild spinal canal stenosis. L5-S1: 6-mm right paracentral disk extrusion with superimposed broad-based disk bulge. The disk extrusion is more prominent than on the prior study. There is deformity of the anterior right aspect of thecal sac with compression of the nerve root sleeve. Mild right and left foraminal narrowing. Am I a surgery candidate?
Sir, my age is 53 Years/Female. I am suffering from back pain since last two years. MRI scan report is as under: 1. Hypertrophied Ligamentum Flavum At Multiple Lumbar Level Compressing The Posterior Thecal Sac 2. Disc desiccation at L2-L3, L3-L4, L4-L5 & L5-S1 3. Posterior annular bulge of disc at L4-L5 & L5-S1 level compressing the ventral thecal sac and along with hypertrophied ligamentum flavum are narrowing bilateral neural foramina compressing the L4 & L5 exiting nerve roots significantly Please suggest me appropriate medicine for proper treatment. I have been consulted doctor but did not get relief.
Respected Doctors, I am giving the details of MRI report dated April 01, 2011 - (1) Clinical History : Presented with h/o backaches, radiating to RT. let. (2) Sequence planned - Sagittal SE T1, Sagittal TSE T2, Axial SE T1, Axial TSE T2 (3) MRI Lumbar spine has been performed in multiple planes by using T1 & T2 weighted sequences (4) Mild osteophytic degenerative changes noted (5) Diffuse posterior disc herniation is seen at L4-L5 level causing thecal sac compression & narrowing of both newral foramina at same level (6) Diffuse posterior disc bulge is seen at L5-S1 level causing minimal both new foramina narrowing (7) The marrow of vertebra and posterior vertebral appendages shows normal intensities (8) No e/o abnormal signal itennsities in cord. (9) The lumbar canal dismeters are L1-L2 14mm, L2-L3 14mm, L3-L4 12mm, L4-L5 08 mm, L5-S1 08mm. (10 This MR study reveals - Diffuse posterior disc herniation is seen at L4-L5 level causing thecal sac compression & narrowing of both neural foramina at same level, Diffuse posterior disc bulge is seen at L5-S1 level causing minimal both neu formation narrowing. Sir, I am feeling numbness in left foot fingers, backache, cannot sit on chair due to pain. Please advise me treatment. Is is possible without any operation, if so how.
Dear Doctor, I suffer, besides DM ii, htn,gout , RA and cardiac ailment, with sciatica for which I suppose my doctor has advised me ETOVA 600 mg and Febustat. Could you be kind enough to suggest. I am also taking iron and calcium tablets as well. Thanks.
I am a 31 yr old male, and I went into afib a few months ago. the bout only lasted for about 24 hrs and i have not gone into afib since. over the last few weeks my heart has been fluttering often accompanied by tightness of chest and numbness in my left arm. I have checked out with a clean bill of health with my doctors, and I am confused. I believe I found the commom denomonator but I am not sure if these issues can be linked. I am constantly having back issues, and about 2 years ago i went to the chiropractor to find out my spine looks like that of some one who jumps out of planes for a living and i have to go in every so often to get adjusted and treated for sciatica. my afib and flutters only happen after I have aggrivated my back and nerves. my question is: can these be linked, and are your nerves part of the same electrical system that controls your hearts rhythm?
Hello Doctor. I'm 25yrs old, 164cm, 61kgs guy from India. I had a acute disc prolapse L4-L5 & sciatica while palying football 3 yrs ago. I went for conservative treatment nerve manipulation. I was back to normal. 3 weeks ago I have got back the same pain due to travelleing on bumppy roads. MRI report Mild rethrolisthesis of L4 over L5 posterior disc bulge with annular tear and mild caidal migration at L5-S1 level. Doctor says L5-S1 problem may lead to Impotence. I'm worried, I'm not yet married. Over the last few months when I masterbate I'm unable to ejaculate in standing position. Only by sleeping on my back i can ejaculate. Please explain my symptoms.
I have sciatica, fibromyalgia, bulging disc @ L4-5, degenerative disc disease, severe nerve damage. Question is .. constant diarrhea, I have to wear an adult diaper because of 'leakage', but also I seem to keep getting kidney infections, burning when I urinate, severe lower back pain, nausea. Any ideas on what all this could be? please... I probably misspelled some of this. I apologize
I am a 72 year old woman. For the past week I have been getting excruciating thigh muscle cramping thinking it was sciatica . My doc doesn't have office hours today and I want to begin taking magnesium supplement. What is the safe dosage?
This is a follow-up to our chat of a few days ago re magnesium to alleviate intense muscle spasms in my thigh. It seems to be helping along with the 2mg Tizanidine . I have spoken with my internist and he agrees that I should see an orthopedist to...