Respected doctor, My Age-24 Few


Q: Respected doctor,

My Age-24 .

Few days back I started getting Low back pain .
I consulted a doctor and on his advice took xray, blood test and
urine test. Doctor told it is just muscular spasm and will go over a
period of time .

After 20 days too, I felt uncomfortable so I consulted another doctor
and took MRI scan on his advice .

In mri scan
The result came as..

L4-5 disc- posterior central protrustion indenting the thecal sac and
imponging both traversing nerve root at lateral recess.

L5-S1 disc - posterior central/right paracentral protrusion indenting
the thecal sac and impinging the traversing nerve roots at lateral
recess (Right >left) .

Doctor told disc is slightly ruptured .

I did physiotherapy for 2weeks .
Still ,Am getting pain every day .

Am a marine engineer and I work in ships , I have to climb up and down
at least 300 steps a day . And have to bend up and down at least 100
times a day . This is the beginning of my career .
Am scared like anything .
Don't know weather I will be able to work .

Still I have 15-20 days to go onboard ship. Once gone
onboard I don get any kind of major medical help for 6months.

I kindly request you to help me out in this .
Please suggest me weather I will be able to work

for now every day am doing exercise and wearing low back belt.
Please tell me how can I heal the pain sooner

How can I help myself

am scared too much.

everyday it pains for me.

Symptoms:  Bum pain.

A:   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: Chronic lower back pain a right shoulder stuffiness

Q: I had an MRI for some back problems but it came back with this: "Small 1.3 cm lesion in the prepontine cistern, ...

Q: Recent MRI was given to me without results. I have to wait until later in the week to get them.

Q: 23 y.o. female had lower right back pain for about 1 year following a burning pain from bending over (I thought it wa...

Q: Hello, I'm Adriana, I just received MRI results of my brain, I'm 40 yrs old, suffer from migraines, tension headaches...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon