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svere lower back pain

I am 37 years old male. Hight 5.8  weight 78   a nit fatty having tummy  . I was  suffering  lower back pain for the last 6 years. but for the last 2-3 months it was svere . I consulted the orthopedic. who advise me MRI and certain exercises. As per my MRI Report
"Normal Alignment and curvature with moderate disc osteophytic degeneration at L4/5/S1 segments. Teh L5 /S1 disc has a focal left posterolateral significant  herniation which is markedly compromising  the existing left S1 nerve root and theca. No Posterior element hypertrophy is present at this level . teh remaining proximal disc do not have focal heriniating component . Distal dorsal cord /conus medullaris and surrounding CSF spaces are normal . Paraspinal soft tissues are unremarkable."
As per Ortho  my L5 disc have slipped out and  pressing the nerves from spinal .
He advised me

cyclobenzaprine HCL 10 mg   twice a day
Piroxicam Beta Cyclodextrin    twice a day
Calcium capsule   Once daily
carbmazepine  once daily

He told me that if these medicines did not causes comfot  the next choice is  insertion through injection  or surgery.
I want to know your advice and  reason why this happened.

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Explore all conservative therapy options before exploring surgical options.

It is important to lose excess weight and achieve a BMI less than 25 and it is also important to strengthen your back muscles. As you are not overweight so it will be easier for you.

You should continue pain killers as advised and also take steroid shots to delay surgery and to control pain. I would suggest you to follow up with an orthopedician.

Take care!

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Have you thought about going to a chiropractor? My LL5 is fused to my S1 and even tho they can't separate the vertebrae they can give you relief from the pain. A chiropractor really helped me a lot with my pain and even discovered that the bones were fused together when my ortho surgeon didn't.
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