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Sciatica pain on left leg, numbness around right knee, severe heel pain. Disc bulges present. Traction only option ?

Iam suffering from sciatica pain for the past 10 years. I have disc bulge in L3-L4,L4-L5,L5-S1 levels( mri ). All these days I have sciatica pain on my left leg. I take traction whenever the pain is more. For the past one month I have numbness around my right knee: sometimes pain and now I have severe heel pain (right) whenever I get up from sitting/lying posture . And also the middle finger of my right hand becomes numb. I am taking BIO D3 MAX regularly.Whether traction is the only option or surgery will give me permanent relief. As these disc bulges are not severe I have been asked to take rest whenever the pain becomes severe.
Asked On : Wed, 12 Sep 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hi Revathi

Thanks for posting your query

You are suffering from PIVD .

Pressure from disc bulge over nerve causes pain & numbness in your left leg.

Now due to more disc bulge pressure occurs over nerve roots on right side, so pain & numbness occurs on right side also.

Traction is not only the option. Surgery (Discectomy) relives pressure over nerve.

Option of conservative v/s surgical management depends upon severity, functional demand, age of patient etc.

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Acupressure Specialist Dr. A.K.Sangal,M.D (Acu.&Mag.)'s  Response
Advice to take acupressure and magnetotherapy treatment from a specialist in your area to reduc Scitica pain
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