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MRI said diffuse annular hard disc bulge with mild ligamentum flavum thickening. Meaning?

Hello Sir, Am an software engineer. I have lower back pain since last 5 months. Previously had pain while sitting to standing position, but lower pain gradually increased and now am having pain in sitting as well. I can’t even sit and also afraid to sit. My doctor suggest me to do the MRI (MRI spine- lumber with Sacro coccygeal region). I m writing here what is in my MRI report Diffuse annular hard disc bulge with mild ligamentum flavum thickening at L4-5;causing mild narrowing of both lateral recesses with without compression of exiting nerve root . The sacro-coccygeal region reveals normal curvature. Pl suggest me what precautions i need to take care.
Asked On : Fri, 10 Aug 2012
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Hello Deepti and thanks for your Query in HCM
You are suffering from PIVD(Prolapsed Inter vertebral Dosc)of spine. The precautions you have to take are:
1. Use hard bed to sleep and no pillow.
2. Do regular exercise of spine as explained by your physiotherapist.
3. Avoid all jerky movements of spine including neck.
4. Convert the process of sitting in bed to walk into 4 slow steps
5. Use lumberosacral belt while walking or driving
6. don't keep your spine in a single posture for a long period of time.
7. In worse condition complete bed rest is the best treatment.
8. Don't lift any heavy weight.
Best Wishes
Answered: Fri, 10 Aug 2012
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