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MRI report shows sacralization of L5, degenerative marrow.Advised bed rest, unable to sleep on back. Suggestions ?

In my MRI report the findings are below: 1. Sacralization of L5. Degenerative marrow signal intensity in end plates of L5 & S1 vertebrae. 2. Desiccation & decreased height of L4-5 disc. Posterocentral extrusion of L4-5 disc is seen. Doctors advised me complete/strict bed rest for 10 days however I am not able to sleep on my back and that is why sleeping side ways. Doctor said in case the pain doesn t subsides they might do the surgery.
Asked On : Thu, 23 Aug 2012
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Hi. Thanks for choosing HCM.
You need to give strict bed rest, does not matter if you sleep on your sides.
If sufficient rest relieves your symptoms you may be saved from a possible surgery.
Consider the options of Physiotherapy with your Orthopedic surgeon.
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