Is ozone a better treatment than micro discectomy for l4-l5 hernia with sciatica?

Neither. is first line treatment or standard of care for a herniated disk. Suggest core strengthening exercises first, then maybe consider epidural steroid injections and facet joint treatments if needed. After that surgery can be considered. Only time surgery is first line is if you are having weakness, loss of function of bowel or bladder or extreme pain not resolved with above treatments.
Ozone. No, either no surgery/conservative mgmt and if that fails consider surgery. Ozone is a non proven experimental procedure and definitely not mainstream.

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I have bulging in l5-s1 causing major sciatica l5-l4 is almost as bad slight stnosis in my t spine and small hernias I take MS cotin 30-2/day still pa?

So what is the ? You have a problem no doubt / these are hard things to treat discuss with your doctor. Read more...
Spine Injury. This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a pain/spine specialist. You may be a candidate for epidural steroid injections for relief. Read more...

Hello, lm from macedonia and l need a help because l really don't know how to get health l have 27 age, and l have discuss hernia l4, L5 l5-s1 pls, help?

Sciatica. True sciatica is leg pain that shoots from back, down the leg past the knee. This mimics the path of the sciatic nerve, thus it's name. Young patients more likely to have herniated disc. Older patients, pressure from arthritic spurs. All can be treated non-surgically if not getting worse. Physical therapy, tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve, nerve blocks, the combination works 80% of the time. Read more...

Professional tennis player gets l4-l5 hernia affecting the left root and leg. After microdiscectomy, how long on average until return to competition?

Twelve weeks after. Surgery is the time to return to the most rigorous activities based on current outcome studies after a microdisectomy. One should be sure to undergo an appropriate rehabilitation program in the post op period leading up to a return to any sports. Read more...

How much will I decrease in height after a l4/l5 & l5/s1 lumbar discectomy?

Probably not much. Modern diskectomy only removes the part of the disk that is ruptured (herniated, slipped) and a small amount of the disk in the area of the rupture. Virtually disks that rupture are already degenerating, so some height loss has already occurred before surgery. If more height is lost, it is due to continued degeneration and aging. Read more...

Just had L4-5 L5-S1 discectomies. Am now pain free...what can I do to Stay pain free?

Pain free. after successful discectomy I would recommend several things. Stay physically active. Abdominal strengthening exercises should be done with supervision initially. Make sure your Vitamin D and Calcium levels are adequate. Be sure to adhere to any restriction (lifting) you have been given. Do not twist laterally when picking things up. Vitamins A and C, Zinc and methionine are import after surgery. Read more...

I had a l4-l5 discectomy 5 months ago and still have lots of lower back pain in the mornings mostly, will it ever heal completely?

Sore topic! Back surgery helps in many cases, but certainly falls shy of expected results more often than not! hope it gets better! Read more...
Pain after surgery. Nervous tissue takes a long time to heal. You must wait anywhere from 6mo up to 1 full year after surgery to see what u r left with. Hope this helps. Read more...
Talk to your doctor. I counsel my patients that the primary goal of a discectomy is to relieve a pinched nerve, which thereby will relieve pain radiating down the leg. Relief of back pain is not the main goal of a discectomy, although sometimes we get lucky and the back pain does get better. Back pain can be much trickier to treat and surgery is often not the answer for that, so see your surgeon to discuss options. Read more...

I have done l4-l5 laminectomy and discectomy in dec 2012. I have my backpain now. How long it take to recover? Its good to do cleaning job?

Takes some time . Unfortunately only your surgeon knows the specifics of your case. However back pain/incisional pain is common for several weeks after surgery. Did you have improvement of your symptoms after surgery? Was your problem predominantly back or leg pain? Heavy lifting and prolonged bent posture may not be recommended depending on how far from surgery you are. Please ask your surgeon for specifics. Read more...
You are recovered. Well, if you had surgery back in 2012, you are “recovered” from the surgery. The question in part is whether or not you had a good result. If you are still having symptoms, there can be multiple potential reasons. With regard to whether or not you should return to a job in the cleaning field, it would be based primarily on whether that would tend aggravate your symptoms, discuss with your md. Read more...