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Lower back ache

I'm having lower back pain since 5 years. I used to carry heavy buckets of water. Started getting pain since then. I took an MRI n I got to know that there is bulge on left side n my nerve has such between l4&l5. Check attachments for latest findings
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Venkat Raghav Bangalore | General Physician
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Hello, several non-surgical treatments can help alleviate the pain and facilitate long term healing. You should not lift the weight , dont do strecthing exercise , physiotherapy,pain killers helps you to leave pain at bay. The most common herniated disc nonsurgical treatments include: ,osteopathic manipulation (manual manipulation),Heat and/or ice therapy,Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ,Oral steroids ,An epidural (cortisone) injection. Consult orthopedic surgeon with report.
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Dr. Sushal Shanthakumar Bangalore | Orthopedic Surgeon
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Hi, the attachment u have posted is x ray report not an MRI report. But still the first line of treatment is conservative management with rest and analgesics. If no relief even after 3 -6 months, consider surgery.
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