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What Causes Severe Pain Near The Spinal Cord?

i am feeling very much pain at the left side of my spinal near to the buttocks and i went to a doctor and he diagnosised that in my L5S6 position there is gap and due to that only i am getting some pain and he suggested me some exercises and i done it for 3moths and now it was stopped now i am getting very much pain i cant sleep in stratigh postion and i can only sleep side position only. is leads towards surgery ?
Wed, 28 Apr 2021
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Hello,

You are diagnosed with gap in L5S6 position and presently you are experiencing pain and are finding it difficult to sleep due to discomfort. Maintain correct posture, do not sit for prolonged period of time, use a donut ring cushion to avoid discomfort while sitting. You can take Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or Naproxen, one stat after food for relief.

Your treating doctor may give tricyclic antidepressants, like amitriptyline to ease chronic pain. He can recommend spinal injections in the lumbar region to ease discomfort. Surgery is the last recommendation, when the symptoms do not respond to non invasive conservative treatment. Get a follow up clinical examination done by an orthopedic surgeon, get treated at the earliest.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician
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What Causes Severe Pain Near The Spinal Cord?

Hello, You are diagnosed with gap in L5S6 position and presently you are experiencing pain and are finding it difficult to sleep due to discomfort. Maintain correct posture, do not sit for prolonged period of time, use a donut ring cushion to avoid discomfort while sitting. You can take Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or Naproxen, one stat after food for relief. Your treating doctor may give tricyclic antidepressants, like amitriptyline to ease chronic pain. He can recommend spinal injections in the lumbar region to ease discomfort. Surgery is the last recommendation, when the symptoms do not respond to non invasive conservative treatment. Get a follow up clinical examination done by an orthopedic surgeon, get treated at the earliest. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician