Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
162 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Suggest treatment for back pain

Dear doctor,
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.
Thank you,
Fri, 27 Mar 2015
Report Abuse
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,
it seems that your father might be having pinched nerve pressure producing Sciatica due to disc prolapse.
If pain is unbearable then there might be having severe disc problem and compressing thecal sac then surgery is only option.
Go for Back extension exercise daily and regularly which will give good relief.
Give him Calcium, vitamin A and D supplements.
Ok and take care.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in


Recent questions on Magnetic resonance imaging


Suggest treatment for back pain

Hi, it seems that your father might be having pinched nerve pressure producing Sciatica due to disc prolapse. If pain is unbearable then there might be having severe disc problem and compressing thecal sac then surgery is only option. Go for Back extension exercise daily and regularly which will give good relief. Give him Calcium, vitamin A and D supplements. Ok and take care.