DNB (Orthopaedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
15 years experience
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Herniated disc is likely to have a course with repetitive episodes of back and leg pain. It is important to avoid postures that may complicate the situation. Surgery is usually recommended, if there is any evidence of neurologic deficit, such as weakness of toes, persistent numbness or bladder/ bowel dysfunction.
Most such cases can be managed conservatively with a combination of medication and physio.
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