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Q. Apart from surgery, please suggest a permanent solution for disc bulge.

Answered by
Dr. Lokesh
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 16, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 21, 2021

Hello doctor,

I have a disc bulge at L4, L5, and S1. As a result, I have back pain. Physical therapy or painkillers do not work. I read that there are some types of injections, which help with the pain. Some of these injections give permanent relief, and some give temporary relief. Can you please list these injections? Instead of operation, what is the best permanent solution?

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • There are no permanent injections available. However, there are injections which are temporary and last for a few months to a year. These are a mix of steroid and anesthesia drugs like Depo-Medrol (Methylprednisolone acetate) and spinal Lignocaine.
  • However, their efficacy can be increased by giving them under an x-ray vision in the minor operation theater or a procedure room. The x-ray helps to locate and give the injection in the exact site of pathology.
  • So, epidural injection is one technique, and the other is transforaminal injections, these techniques will be based on your MRI findings. These are pretty recent techniques and are very helpful.

Hope it helps you. Let me know if you have any other questions. Regards.

For more information consult a spine surgeon online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/spine-surgeon


Hi doctor,

That was very helpful. Thank you very much.

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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • Let me know if you have any other query. Also, you can send me your MRI films for a second opinion.

Revert with more information to a spine surgeon online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/spine-surgeon


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