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How to get recovered from L5-S1 pinched nerve root

SriniSSrini Posts: 11
edited 12/29/2015 - 9:08 PM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
hi experts/doctors,

i'm writing this with full of hope to get rid of my lower back pain. recently i gone for mri scanning, which showed

"broad-based posterocentral and left paracentral prostrusion of l5-s1 disc is seen, moderately compressing the thecal sac and the left s1 nerve root"

from the above statement i understand it is a pinched nerve. i do not have heavy pain in my legs, rarely i'm getting pain in right thigh and pain in lower back and buttocks is persist and become more worst if i sit for long in chair. also my testicles are paining like hell when i stand for long time, sometimes testicle pain is irritating more than my lower back pain.
to reduce lower back pain i tried small stretches(yoga asana's), intern pain is becoming very worst when i do stretches.

my doctor suggested if my back pain is worst then i have to contact neuro surgeon.

i desperately need help from you. will l5-s1 pinched nerve can cause testicles pain? will it reduce sexual health?
is there any way to get rid of these pains? highly appreciated if you suggest me any.

thank you in advance!!!

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  • have them do some light traction....?????
    This can't be happening
  • Traction did not helped me, gone for fusion, posted the details in other distribution of me, pls suggest there, thanks much
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  • redorredo dallasPosts: 2
    Actually traction may make it worse for L5 and S1 issues, It did on my case. There are a few things help me to alleviate the pain was to learn yoga sitting, strengthening glutes and stretching front upper leg muscles.

  • redo said:

    Actually traction may make it worse for L5 and S1 issues, It did on my case. There are a few things help me to alleviate the pain was to learn yoga sitting, strengthening glutes and stretching front upper leg muscles.

    Thanks rode, I gone for L5-S1 fusion, now it's one month over, still my back pain is heavy, doctor is telling me it's bcz of infection pains not going, as a surgeon he can't do anything for infection and not his hands. Worried about more about this, sometimes I wanted to abort my life ;(
  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    hello redo !
    welcome to spine-health
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