Surgery for neck or low back pain is recommended if the non-surgical treatment given for 6 to 12 weeks does not pave off; however, it is ultimately the decision of the patient to opt for the surgery. Decompression surgery is done to relieve lower back pain caused by nerve pinching, which releases nerve root compression. It is of two types, namely microdiscectomy and laminectomy.
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My mom is having a disc problem. Is it good to have surgery or physiotherapy?
Query: Hello doctor, My mother, aged 41, has been suffering from back pain, hip pain which became leg pain and foot numbness for almost three months now. She went to an orthopedician and had an MRI of the lumbar spine, which revealed a problem in the L5-S1 disc. I would really appreciate if you can assis... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your question and your attached MRI reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As the MRI report stated, there is a disc bulge at L5-S1 causing the numbness and leg pain. Has your mom been to a chiropractor before? What was your orthopedic s... Read Full »