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!
Fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Surgeries, DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
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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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