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L4-L5 disc herniation

nithiya11nnithiya11 Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:43 AM in New Member Introductions
Hi All,

I am Nithiya. I have been suffering from back pai for the past one year. I have been Interferential Therapy till a couple of months a ago. But all of a sudden, the pain got severe and I was admitted in a hospital and they diagonized that I have lumbar disc disease on my L4-L5 disc. I have been on medication and physio treatement for a week and then got discharged. Last month I got married and slowly i can feel the pain on my back also tingling and numbness on my foot and toe of my left leg. Should I go in for a surgery?
Please suggest.



  • Sorry to hear you have lumbar DDD. I would get a couple of opinions first if you have severe Degenerative Disc Disease from an Ortho or NeuroSurgeon. Usually your Primary would book an EMG nerve test first and then the Neurologist would see you at the same time. I only have mild DDD and had to see a Pain Management Dr. to get injections first but it depends on your condition. I drink 8-10 glasses of water a day to oxygenate the muscles and discs also. I hope you have less pain soon. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i got married March 1 myself after a 30 year courtship!!! i do hope you are feeling better soon! :D drop in anytime! Jenny :)
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