patient is my father, 61 years old.
Complaint started a year back, started with low back ache initially. later on he started feeling slight weakness(very few times) in the muscles of right thigh. So he underwent an ayurvedic massage therapy(they gave vigorous massages). After a slight amelioration which lasted for just few weeks he again started getting severe pains which was much sever than before. Now after consulting an orthopedic doctor, he says that surgery is the only option. my father is not at all willing for this. All these complaints became much severe since 3 months.
His MRI scan says: disc prolapse in L4 & L5, Compressing right thecal sac
Doctor, my question is whether ivdp could be completely cured? Other than surgery is there any other option? general management or medication?
(SOme more details: After retirement he never rests, always busy with works in field, i think that could be a reson that the disease progressed so severly & rapidly)
He is in agony.
Any advices Would be great doctor.