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Back problems for 15 years, treatment in a local hospital doesn't help

A Message from Elena Tiukinhoy:

Hello, my husband has back problems. Underwent MRI of the entire spine. Was discovered osteochondrosis of the cervical-thoracic spine, disc protrusion TH 11/12, signs spondylopathy, compressive deformation of the bodies TH6-TH12-1 stage, hernia shmorlja TH6-TH12.

Loin: osteochondrosis of the lumbar III period, in combination with deforming spondylosis, dorsal partially fragmented intervertebral disk herniation L4/L5 with cranial dislocation. Spinal stenosis at the level L4/L5. MRI signs spondylopathy. Compensatory deformation of the bodies of L1 – L5 0 -1 stage. Hernia Shmorlja Th12 – L3.

I would Like to know how to treat and what can be done? For 15 years suffering from pain, the treatment at a local hospital, as prescribed diclofenac and vitamins are different.


Hello Elena. Diclofenac and B vitamins were appointed for relieving the inflammatory changes, pain and recovery metabolism in the spine. Basis of conservative therapy of diseases of the spine consists of the following procedures:

  • the Use of anti-inflammatory agents;
  • the Wearing orthopedic corset;
  • Using muscle (relieving muscle spasms).

disc herniation treated by conservative methods as long as they are effective, since the operation is characterized by a high traumatism. However, if your husband's pain for 15 years and signs of a narrowing of the spinal canal, should consider surgical treatment of pathology.

Dangerous complications of the process in the form of severely damaging the nerve roots and paralysis of skeletal muscle. When a person becomes disabled. It should be understood that the overgrowing of damaged intervertebral disks in case of their loss is an irreversible process. The later it is detected, the harder conservative treatment.

If you run the pathology, not always doctors will have the opportunity for surgical intervention. In General, Helena, advise your husband to consult a qualified physician to decide about the advisability of surgical removal of a herniated L4-L5.