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MRI scan of spine done, shows reduced disc height, disc desiccation, disc extrusion, nerve root compression. Treatment?

My MRI report shows that : Reduce L4 - 5 disc height , disc desiccation and central and B/L Paramedian disc extrusion seen indenting the anterior thecal sac and critically narrowing the central canal and B/L L4 - 5 lateral recesses with cauda equina and B/L L5 traversing nerve root compression at L4 - 5 level. I am 21 year old and my height is 5.10 and my weight is 62.7 kg what is the solution for me and can you explain what is my problem
Asked On : Wed, 11 Jul 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted the findings of your MRI lumbo-sacral spine. To give you proper advice regarding treatment, we need to know the clinical details.

At this stage, you need physiotherapy, mainly the back extension exercises.

If you have back pain or leg pain, then, pregabalin or gabapentin capsules would be helpful.

I hope my reply has helped you.

I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information.
Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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