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My mother age 60 years suffering from back pain due to slip disk, below is the mri report impression - 1. Broad based posterocentral protrusion of the disc indents the thecal sac & the bilateral traversing l5 nerve roots. Foraminal components of the disc indents the bilateral exiting nerve roots at respective level. 2. Facet joint arthropathy at the l5-s1 level & ligamentum flavum thickening at the l4-l5 level. 3. Disc protrusion with mild ligamentum flavum thickening results in modrate cauda equine compression at the l4-l5 level & mild compression at l5-s1 level. Couple of doctors are proposing a surgery, need your opinion on this. Is surgery is necessary? is there any other option than surgery? please advice. Mother is suffering a back pain from more than 2 years. Many thanks in advance!

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My mother age 60 years suffering from back pain due to sl...
She might need surgery is symptoms are not relieved even after treatment and she wants cure. Mri images will help in making diagnosis along with clinical examination.
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