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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. Vikas Ellur Bangalore | Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
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Better to consult spine surgeon and take opinion
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Dr. Naveen Babu (PT) Hyderabad | Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
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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 Mumbai | Orthopedic Surgeon
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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 Relhan Delhi | Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist for Stroke
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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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Dr. Vishwas Virmani Noida | Physiotherapist
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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 Mysore | Orthopedic Surgeon
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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 Dewangan Ssunil Kumar Raipur | Joint Replacement Surgeon
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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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clinical evaluation
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clinical correlation
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