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    Old 09-02-2010, 12:36 AM   #1
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    is disc bulge fully recoverable

    i have sevier lower back pain since 2 week .i hav seen a doctor who adviced me to do MRI.

    After the result came doctor adviced me to take rest for a long and also said be away from hard working,or long sitting,long standing jobs or works. am 25yrs now i just want know whether it is totally curable or i have to do surgery my MRI results are:
    At L4-L5 level, there is a mild diffuse disc bulge causing thecal sac indentation and mild bilateral foraminal compromise mild spinal canal stenosis at L4-L5


    please kindly help me to take a good decision

     
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    Old 09-02-2010, 05:38 AM   #2
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    Re: is disc bulge fully recoverable

    When I was 25, I hurt my back at work. I had ruptured discs at L4-5 and L5-S1, plus bulging disc at L3-4. I had significant sciatica with pain and numbness in one leg to the ankle, and to the thigh in the other leg. I rested, went to PT 3x/week, and did my exercises religiously. I'm 50 now, and other than occasional muscle spasms, you would never know I had a problem.

    In my experience, staying in shape is key. I start every day with gentle stretches, make a point of stretching periodically during the day, exercise regularly, and watch my weight. When I fell off the exercise wagon and gained weight, I had debilitating back issues again. Your mileage may vary, but that's what has worked for me (for 25 years!)

    Good luck!

     
    Old 09-02-2010, 05:12 PM   #3
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    Re: is disc bulge fully recoverable

    Are Pain Management physicians available where you live? That's a good resource. In addition, did you see a Spine specialist type of doctor (here in the US this would be an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon or Neurosurgeon. They don't just do surgery but can advise you as to other treatment options.

    Disc bulges or herniation can never heal, but they can change over time. The disc position could change or the disc can dehydrate and thus shrink back a bit and possibly decrease impingement on the thecal sac. The thecal sac is the area around the spinal cord that holds the spinal fluid we all have. The bulge on the thecal sac isn't an urgent issue unless it's to the point where it's limiting the flow of spinal fluid or grows to push the thecal sac so much as to touch the spinal cord.

    Not sure if Epidural Steroid Injections are an option where you live. These are steroid injections used to put steroids directly at the site of the problem to possibly relieve your pain. Also look up a dermatome chart or picture and see if the pain and symptoms you have correlate with L4-L5 spine area.
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    thaka a lot

     
    Old 09-03-2010, 02:33 AM   #5
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    thak u very much its realy helping

     
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