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Lower back pain, MRI shows sacralization of L5 vertebra, mild diffuse bulges of L1-2, L3-4 & L4-5. What to do now ?

I have been suffering from lower back pain since 3 month.Recently i have done MRI scan which shows sacralization of L5 vertebra and L4-5 and L5-S1 disc exhibit signal changes-S/O partial Desiccation , Mild difuse bulges of L1-2, L3-4, & L4-5 are noted,indenting the thecal sac . No significant nerve root compression or displacement.The neural foramina are normal. No significant facetal degenerative changes or ligamentum flavum thickening. I have also done blood test.i came to know that Vitamin B12 is 187.everythingelse is normal. what exercise should i do and what to do now
Asked On : Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
dear one

welcome to HCM

yours MRI report is not bad.please do spinal extention exersises,heat therapy.donot bend forword direction,donot pickup weights have analgesics,muscle relaxant.local application of massage oil will help.have b12 injections,see ortho surgeon there.

dr s k gupta
Answered: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Sunil Kumar Srivastava's  Response
Hot packs to back,firm matress to sleep,avoid heavy objects lifting,avoid acute bending to pick up weights,back spinal exercises from a physiotherapist,use lumbo-sacral brace/belt in day time activities.Evaluate blood sugar and lipid profiles.
Answered: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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