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Suffer from lumbar spondylosis, diffuse disc bulge. What is the cause and treatment?

LUMBAR SPONDYLOSIS . DIFFUSE BULGES OF L3/4 AND L4/5 DISCS WITH POSTEROCENTRAL PROTRUSIONS. WHY THIS HAPPENS AND WHAT IS THE TREATMENT FOR THIS AND EFFECTS ON OTHER PARTS OF THE BODY IS THERE ANY OPERATIONS FOR THIS PROBLEM IF SO WHICH PART WILL OPERATED UP ON. IS THERE ANY MEDICATION CURE FOR THIS PROBLEM REPORT:Multiplanar multiecho MR imaging of the lumbosacral spine has been performed scoliosis of the lumbar spine is seen with convexity to right. The discs show variable hypointense signals of T2 weighted images suggestive of defeneration. The L3/4 and L4/5 discs show loss of height. Rest of the discs are normal is height. The L3/4 and L4/5 discs show diffuse bulges with posterocentral protrusions resulting in bilateral foraminal narrowing and indenting the thecal sac .
Asked On : Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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Thanks for the query,

Please note that these MRI findings should be interpreted with caution as these finding are commonly seen in patients with back pain. The treatment for such patients largely depends upon the clinical signs elicited by a neurologist. If there is pain alone, the patient will improve with medications and physiotherapy. But if the patient has neurological deficit along with pain, he/she may benefit with surgical removal of the disc which is causing the problem. The cause of the problem is degenerative changes in the disc bones and muscles and ligaments.

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Dr Gopal Krishna Dash MD, DM, PDF (Epilepsy)
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