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Pain in lower back and legs. Report shows spondylosis. How to stop pain?

My screening of whole spine report is screening sagittal T2 weighted image through cervical spine reveal mild changes of spondylosis . C5-6 disc show posterior protrusion. C4-5 & C6-7 discs reveal mild diffuse posterior bulge. Screening sagittal T2 weighted images through lumbar spine reveal mild changes of spondylosis . There is small posterior protrusion of L3-4 disc.L4-5 disc show right paracentral bulge. My lower back & legs have pain.Can you tell what to do to stop pain
Asked On : Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your complaints and MRI spine findings. I would like to reassure you that these abnormalities are minor and do not represent any serious neurological disease.

For pain relief, you can take pregabalin or gabapentin capsules. In addition, physiotherapy with IFT/ultrasound and neck extension exercises would also help.

In some cases, epidural injections are required for pain relief.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
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Answered: Wed, 18 Dec 2013
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