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Lumbar spondylosis test done. What does the report indicate?

Hi i need to ask for my father Limbar spondylosis with diffuse disc desiccation small posterocentral bulgw with focal annual tear at L1-L2 and l2-l3 level withoutformal narrowing diffuse disc bulge with right lateral propensity at L4-L5 which is association with flaval hypertrophy causing mild central canal and moderte bilateral foraminial narrowing resulting in compression of cauda euina right traversing nerve root Difuse disc bulge with left lateral propensity an left paracentral annaular tear at L5-sl level
Asked On : Mon, 27 Aug 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello Rama Prasad and welcome to HCM
Your father is suffering from PIVD (Prolapsed Inter vertebral Disc).The nature of treatment is medication with physiotherapy and may need surgery but decision for surgery to be confirmed by clinical examination. Any nerve root compression needs surgery depending upon the symptoms present. Sometime they get relieved by some precautions and medication. Precautions to be followed are:
1. Avoid jerky movements of spine.
2. Wear LS belt while traveling or driving.
3. Take complete bed rest in worse conditions.
4. Do regular spine exercise as advised by your physiotherapy.
5. Use hard bed to sleep.
6. Take some analgesic and apply diclo gel locally in pain.
7. Don't lift weight.
Hope this will help you.
Best wishes
Answered: Mon, 27 Aug 2012
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Neurologist, Surgical Dr. Vineet Saggar's  Response
Dear frind,


these findings are common findings on MRI but need treatment if the are clinnicaly significant , consult a neuro surgeon for better clinical evaluation


Dr. Vineet Saggar (MCh)

Neuro Surgeon / Spinal Surgeon
Answered: Wed, 29 Aug 2012
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