Have had prolapsed disc between L5/S1 for several years, what type of neurological symptoms could this cause?

None or. sciatica. Usually the back pain resolves with time. Sometimes there is muscle weakness or loss. May have numbness in the L5 or S1 nerve root distribution. With the diabetes, I would get an NCV-EMG to sort out what symptoms are due to neuropathy vs. radiculopathy.

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What will happen if I stop performing the exercises prescribed for L5/S1 disc prolapse? I feel lazy as it takes me an hour to complete the exercises.

Lumbar disc. Core spinal strengthening exercises should be simple and not time demanding. Get up with a physiotherapist to show some simple stretching and isomteric strenthening of your core to add to your daily regimen. Read more...

Hello, is there any long term complication for lumbar (l5 s1) discectomy and laminectomy for prolapsed intervertebral disc. Thank you?

Pain, instability. Discectomies work well in immediate pain control, but after some time (5-10 years) they may lead to instability and need for segmental fusion. Read more...
Second surgery. It is always possible to need an additional diskectomy if the disk re-herniated. It is also possible that you may require a fusion in the future is that segment becomes unstable. Don't think of your diskectomy as a cure. Remember that unhealthy disks herniate- healthy ones don't unless there's an injury. Diskectomy is very effective and i hope yours lasts a long time. Read more...
Assuming the surgery. Went well with no complications and your predominant complaint was more leg pain than back pain, the rate of any long term issues is a 1-2% risk of symptomatic scar tissue, a 5% risk of a recurrent disc herniation and a 10% risk of back pain. This is assuming you are a non smoker a smoking has a negative impact on outcome as does obesity. Read more...

What to do if I have c5-c6-c7 disc prolapse and neck is so stiff, also a disc bulge in l4-l5 l5-s1 levels, I am from india?

Stretch and Exercise. At your age, i would suggest stretching out and working in strengthening your cores muscles. Take some anti-inflammatories around the clock for the next few days. If you do not improve after a few days, i would consider evaluation by your doctor for further testing and treatment options like epidural steroid injections. Read more...

What should I do if I have c5-c6-c7 disc prolapse and neck is so stiff, also a disc bulge in l4-l5 l5-s1 levels, I am from india?

Avoid surgery. For axial neck and low back pain, and young age we rec avoiding surgery. You need to first exhaust muscle rehab balancing the extensor and flexor muscles of both the low back and neck area. Over the counter nsaids are next. If you have nerve pain in the arm or legs then you need to see a specialist and discuss the options. Read more...
Bulging discs. Bulging, or herniated discs, typically resorb over time. Treatment varies based on the severity of pain and whether you have any neurologic deficit. Treatment can consist of physical therapy and medications or possibly epidural steroid injections or discectomy for very severe pain. Read more...