Thank you for posting your query.
The pain is related to the slipped disc
and pinching of the nerve
at the lower back.
Initial treatment consists of medications such as pregabalin
is also helpful.
If the pain does not improve with above, then epidural injections and surgery are the next options.
Epidural is a standard procedure, and I think you should go for that now. Surgery can be reserved for last.
I hope it helps.
Please get back if you require any additional information.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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