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Treatment for l4/l5 central disc herniation

Dear Sir, My mother is suffering from l4/l5 central disc herniation with bilateral ligamenta flava hypertropy and results canal stenosis with right sciatica . She is strongly rejecting surgey. what are other suitable treatements for her. Does this condition can be recover completely. thank u Nadeesha
Mon, 22 Aug 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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If she is having weakness in the legs then she definitely needs surgery otherwise there is risk or paralysis. Canal stenosis means that the nerves will get compressed more even if she bends forward. Temporarily to relieve pain she can wear lumbar corset, take pain killers under medical supervision, physiotherapy but surgery is the only treatment to prevent possible paralysis.
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Naturopathy & Yoga Specialist Dr. Gurudatta H K's  Response
To relieve her pain temporarily you may try with Acupuncture or Acupressure. Based upon the recovery she has with this therapy, you may take a call on going for surgery.
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Treatment for l4/l5 central disc herniation

Welcome to Healthcare Magic If she is having weakness in the legs then she definitely needs surgery otherwise there is risk or paralysis. Canal stenosis means that the nerves will get compressed more even if she bends forward. Temporarily to relieve pain she can wear lumbar corset, take pain killers under medical supervision, physiotherapy but surgery is the only treatment to prevent possible paralysis.