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MRI shows posterior bulging of intervertebral disc distorting thecal sac. Can this be cured?

Hi There, I have had mri scan saying I have posterier bulging of L4/5 interverbral disc which is distorting the thecal sac causing encroachment on the emerging bilaterial nerve roots, and there is bulging of L2/3 disc which is slightly distorting the thecal sac. Can this be cured or will it get worse over time? The pain is bad in my back and running down into my legs. Thank You. Bernie
Asked On : Sun, 21 Oct 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
The bulging of L4/5 intervertebral disc which causes pain over the back and in nerves can be cured by surgery. A spinal surgeon sees the scan and the patient and takes a decision regarding need for operation. Another alternative used is strict bedrest for 10-14 days, which also has been known to relieve disc bulge and pain. There are physical therapy measures which can build up back muscles and prevent recurrence of such problem.
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Answered: Mon, 22 Oct 2012
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Rheumatologist Dr. Divya Agarwal's  Response
It can't really be cured, but with regular back strengthening exercises and drugs like pregabalin, the symptoms can be controlled.
Answered: Sun, 21 Oct 2012
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