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Suggest treatment for slipped disc

Hi,I have slipped disc problem. I read a lot that I cannot sit too much but thst is hard as I have to work every day.GP refered to xray but this did not show anything. I went to private MRI scan while i was on holiday since pain increased they suggested 6mm hernia L4-L5.Any suggestion will be highly appreciated.
Thu, 13 Nov 2014
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Hi, I had gone through your question and understand your concerns. Herniated disc could be treated conservatively or surgically. Conservative treatment consists on short term rest ( in severe pain periods), NSAID drugs, warm procedures to the lower back, physical therapy ( when pain is mild or no pain at all), swimming etc. Some Doctors try affected nerve root infiltration with cortisonics and Lidocaine that may result in temporal relief. If the above steps fail to improve your condition and don't ease pain, then there is need for surgery. Hope this answers your question. If you have additional questions or follow up questions then please do not hesitate in writing
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