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Annular tear (L4-L5)

Hi I have an annular tear at L4-L5 with 6.2mm disc protrusion along with disc degeneration. I am concerned as my husband and I are planning to start family and impact of pregnancy on this?
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Dr. Naveen Babu (PT)
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Disc protrusion is little complicate to bear changes in spine during pregnancy.....Need to correct alignment of spine before it, check out dis link : www.vphysiomend.com
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Dr. Ritesh Nazareth
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U have a tear. That's what the Mri says. And there is a small protrusion. However we don't know what your complains are? Physiotherapy is a proven way to halt pressure on disc. It should not be a problem for pregnancy as such, however these decisions are better taken after clinically examination and seeing Mri films.
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Get yourself clinically examined by a Spine Surgeon Start physiotherapy
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Avoid lifting weights & bending forwards unless certified by a therapist.
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Dr. Deepak Rehlan
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Please go to nearby Physiotherapist for clinical assessment of the problem faced by you. As per your explanation it doesn't seem that it might interfere in family planning.
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Postural Correction- Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times. Bhujang Asana -- Lie flat on your stomach, keeping the palms out, bend the neck backward, take a deep breath and while holding it for 6 seconds, raise the chest up. Release breath and relax your body. Repeat the exercise 15 times twice daily. Core Strengthening Exercises- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day.
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Dr. Madhusudhan.H.R
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Clinical examination is more important than mri Also in case if surgery required also thus will have no impact on planning a family
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Dr. Vikas Ellur
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon 9 yrs exp Bangalore
Better to consult spine surgeon and take opinion
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Dr. D (Dewangan) Sunil Kumar
Joint Replacement Surgeon 18 yrs exp Raipur
What is the clinical problem of patient is more important As image finding of annular tear may be significant may not be significant So it has to be clinically confirm first If it's significant Ione must be cautiously proceed
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