Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
157 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 disc prolapse

hi ive just had a mri on my lumbar and sacral it confirmed i have a small posterior disc prolapse l4/5 and facet joint hypertrophy also at l5/1 a small psterior disc bulge with a right posterolateral annular tear... its painful its red hot to touch,any ideas on how to lessen the pain and would this be connected to my knees. in both my knees theres clicking and slight crunching painful and swollen. not had any mri scans on there.... sick of the pain now
Mon, 27 Apr 2015
Report Abuse
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for your query.
The general recommendations for Lumbar disc prolapse are as follows -

- Usually 1-2 days of bed rest will calm severe back pain. Do not stay off your feet for longer
- Take rest breaks throughout the day, but avoid sitting for long periods of time.
- Avoid lifting heavy weights as it imparts more strain on your back
- Change your daily activities so that you avoid movements that can cause further pain, especially bending forward and lifting as it will worsen your back pain
- Use a lumbosacral back support to stabilize & strengthen the back musculature
- Use analgesics like advil or aleve and muscle relaxants to relieve pain and muscle spasm, as needed.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
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


Suggest treatment for disc prolapse

Hi, Thanks for your query. The general recommendations for Lumbar disc prolapse are as follows - - Usually 1-2 days of bed rest will calm severe back pain. Do not stay off your feet for longer - Take rest breaks throughout the day, but avoid sitting for long periods of time. - Avoid lifting heavy weights as it imparts more strain on your back - Change your daily activities so that you avoid movements that can cause further pain, especially bending forward and lifting as it will worsen your back pain - Use a lumbosacral back support to stabilize & strengthen the back musculature - Use analgesics like advil or aleve and muscle relaxants to relieve pain and muscle spasm, as needed. I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query. Take care