Dr. sanjay sharma interventional pain physician says-
Are you being treating for your back pain or what the MRI is suggesting your back pain is?
“MRI alone may provide insufficient or inaccurate information upon which to base surgical/technical decisions in about of 30% of cases (of back pain).” 4
British Doctors and specialists at Southampton General Hospital in England noted in their own research that their own professionals could not agree on what the MRI said in diagnosising lumbar disc disease.
“We found in our study that there is wide variation in diagnosing lumbar disc disease between the Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Radiologists at our institution. Due to this amount of inaccuracy, it is risky to comment on degenerate disc disease on a plain radiograph alone. Therefore MRI scan should only be used to comment on the disc diseases of the low back, as plain radiographs are unreliable.”
Before you consider the surgical option based on an MRI a consultation with a doctor trained in non-surgical treatment of ligament and tendon injuries, such as Prolotherapy and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy, may be an option to surgery.
Most of back surgery can be averted no doubt if we weigh?
Young genertaion pt invariable presents with facet joint syndrome may be one of principal reason for back pain leads to unwanted back surgery, such type of cases if met with surgery in later stage may debilated grossly due to destabilisation spine. Maybe one of reason for failed back surgery syndrome