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MRI shows annular tear, diffuse disc bulge with postero-central protrusion, bilateral neural foraminal narrowing. Advised surgery. Alternative?

I am male, 44years, 177cm ht& 79kgs wt. my MRI shows that Annular tear at L4-L5 & L5-S1, and Diffuse disc bulge with postero-central protrusion at L4-L5 with bilateral neural foraminal narrowing(L R), and Diffuse disc bulge with left paracentral protrusion at L5-S1 indenting on thecal sac & bilateral neural foraminal narrowing. My doctor advised Laminectomy/ discectomy surgery. can I use alternate means such as accupressure/yoga/homeopathic medicine to avoid surgery. many people advising me not to prefer sufgery.
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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Considering the fact that you are having diffuse disc bulge at L4-5 and L5-S1 along with narrowing of neural foramina,you are a fit case for surgery as there seems to be absolutely nil chances of getting Any benefit from the alternate medicine approaches ,as mentioned by you.
Surgery these days is very advanced and there least possible chances of complications now.
Consult a good spinal surgeon attached with a super speciality hoital.
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