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What is the treatment for discus prolapse of the spine?

I had discus prolapse of the spine. Have already had injections into the vertebrae, yet my legs are becoming so weak that I cannot stand up from a low chair or bench. I also find that my eyelids are closing involuntarily. I also feel very weak and sleepy. Please advise on the way forward regrding these simptoms. Is there any other reliable treatment apart from injections? I am 76 years old - could this simply be old age
Fri, 5 Jun 2020
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Hello,

Regarding your concern, I would explain that your symptoms could be indicative of a metabolic disorder (thyroid gland dysfunction, anemia, etc.) or myastenic syndrome. For this reason, I recommend checking vitamin D, vitamin B12 plasma levels, thyroid hormone levels and performing nerve conduction studies in order to investigate for possible myastenic syndrome.

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

Regards,
Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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What is the treatment for discus prolapse of the spine?

Hello, Regarding your concern, I would explain that your symptoms could be indicative of a metabolic disorder (thyroid gland dysfunction, anemia, etc.) or myastenic syndrome. For this reason, I recommend checking vitamin D, vitamin B12 plasma levels, thyroid hormone levels and performing nerve conduction studies in order to investigate for possible myastenic syndrome. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist