babusaMemberMay 16, 2012 at 3:11 pmPost count: 3
I am having lower back and neck pain for the past 2 months. However I feel the pain while sitting but not much while walking. Also I feel burning kind of feel on both of my feet if I stand continuously for more than 10 mins without move.
My job profile is something like I have to sit and do on computer for appx 8 hours per day and I have been doing this for around 8 years.
My L.SPINE AP & C.SPINE AP VIEWS X Ray
Uncal joints appear normal. Vertebral heights appear normal. Upturned L5 noted. Pedicles appear
intact. Disc spaces are intact. Spinous processes are in midline.
My L.SPINE AP & C.SPINE LAT view X Ray
Pre-vertebral soft tissue normal. Spondylotic changes with marginal osteophytes noted. Uncal and
facet joints appear normal. Lumbar spinal curves appear intact. Marginal osteophytes seen. Disc spaces
I havent started any medication yet.
Awaiting your valuable advice
Thanks in advice
Babu.SDonald Corenman, MD, DCModeratorMay 16, 2012 at 8:28 pmPost count: 8455
The X-ray reports note typical degenerative disc disease of both your cervical as well as lumbar spines. The basic start of care is with physical therapy or chiropractic care. Find a well respected therapist or chiropractor who involves you with self-directed exercises so that once you are discharged from care, you can continue to treat yourself.
Dr. CorenmanbabusaMemberMay 17, 2012 at 6:05 pmPost count: 3
Thanks a lot for your response.I have consult a Dr yesterday, he told me that I have to correct my posture and he suggest some exercise.
Do you think this is the begining stage and can it be rectify by exercise or I have to go any surgery.
Thanks in advance
Babu.SDonald Corenman, MD, DCModeratorMay 17, 2012 at 9:44 pmPost count: 8455
Exercise is the cornerstone for rehabilitation. Many times, simply stretching and strengthening the spine will relieve the symptoms. Surgery is for incapacitating and non-treatable symptoms (see website under “When to have lower back surgery” or When to have neck surgery” to understand this concept).
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