My father had sciatica on his lower left leg and back pains. This has continuously happened for the last five months. In the past two years, it only pains periodically. What are the best options of treatment, without surgery or minimally invasive surgery?
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The MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) shows the lumbar spine's degenerative disease, mainly at the L45, L5S1 level. The main indications for surgery are as follows:
Thus the decision for surgery is generally based on both patient perception as well as thorough clinical examination. He needs to visit a surgeon for an examination. Generally speaking, the surgeon usually recommends a non-surgical treatment first if there are no neurological deficits. These may include rest, activity modifications, medications, physiotherapy, a combination of nerve blocks or facet blocks.
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