Disk desiccation at l4-l5 and l5-s1
I am suffering from back pain since a long time. The doctor advised me to take Tab. Nimesulide BP 100mg in the morning and Tab. Celepra 20 (citalopram hydrobromide)in the evening, for two months. But there is not much improvement. Doctor please advise if I should continue this treatment. A.Desiccation, as the word suggests, refers to the drying up of the inner stuffing of the disc-shaped shock-absorber placed by nature between any two vertebrae. As we age, the contents of the disc suffer degenerative changes with consequent loss of elasticity. One consequence is their tendency to sag Patient HistoryThis 44-year-old female patient, previously a professional water skier, presents with 80% low back pain and 20% leg pain demonstrating a L5 distribution.
ExaminationShe presents with isolated back pain over the L4-L5 and L5-S1 facet joints. Flexion is % of normal. Extension is limited to 20% of normal because of severe back pain. Straight leg raising tests are bilaterally negative. Strength is normal, but slightly diminished right to L5 light-touch sensation. Prior TreatmentAlthough a L5 selective nerve root block provided short-term relief, there was no response to facet injections. My friend has been diagnosed with bulging L4, L5 disc, and an annular tear or herniated disc in L5, S1.
She is only 15 years old so the prognosis is excellent for a full recovery, over time and with the proper treatment.This article is for her and for others with this problem. This is presented for information only. There are spaces in between each vertebra called discs. These are circular pieces of cartilage filled with a jelly-like material called the nucleosus pulposus. These discs serve as a cushion between the bones, and are crucial to allowing the spine to flex and bend freely. Dessication means drying out.
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