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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for slipped disc

I have a slipped disc and in horrible pain , I can hardly move, I m 55 female 57 kilos and around 5ft 2, did this 3 weeks ago had some scans done and was prescribed panadeine forte along with brufin was coming good then today just started to go down hill again but will even more pain, only was told 2 panadeine forte per day but it s not doing anything to alleviate the pain, what can I do?
Fri, 16 Jan 2015
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Neurologist 's  Response
Acute onset disc prolapse may cause nerve compression causing pain and neurological deficit. As per your narration it seems that you are having severe pain without any weakness or sensory loss. For treatment you need complete bed rest for 2-3 days and gradual resume of routine activities supplemented with pain killers and muscle relaxant. Later on back extension exercises helps in muscle strengthening and disc protrusion may revert. Unfortunately if pain persists for months then surgical options have to be considered based on Mri spine finding. Wishing good health and early recovery.
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