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Suggest treatment for disc protrusion

my son has been told thet he has protrusion of teh T7-T8 and T8-T9 discs ehich is distorting the thecal sac and possibly abutting the cord anteriorly especially at T7-T8 level. He had an accident at work 8 years ago and has been seeking help at his local GP ever since, A scan of his back finally uncovered the protrusion. What can be done for him
Tue, 30 Jul 2019
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Hello,

The treatment for this condition depends on the symptoms and neurological findings.

Disc protrusions are treated in most of the cases conservatively.

This includes avoiding weights, losing weight, physical therapy, NSAID drugs use, etc.

Only severe cases are treated surgically.

In my opinion, in your son's case, there is a need for an evaluation by a Neurosurgeon.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Erion Spaho, Neurologist, Surgical
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