Mangattil Rajesh is a Consultant Spinesurgeon in London

Mr Mangattil Rajesh

Consultant Spine Surgeon
Royal London Hospital

I am a Consultant Spine Surgeon at Royal London Hospital, London. My experience is from the extensive training in Spine Surgery from surgical rotations in London and from further Spinal Fellowships at Manchester, North Tees and at Royal London Hospital in the UK and advanced training in France and USA.

How can I get immediate pain relief?

If the initial treatment of back and Leg pain from a Lumbar Disc prolapse does not settle with Rest, Medications and Physiotherapy, Spine Injections or Surgery may be needed for immediate relief from your back and leg pain.
Early intervention increases success and reduces risks and complications

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. When should I see a Spine surgeon regarding my Disc Prolapse?

There are only a few situations it helps to seek early attention:

  • Worsening pain in your back and leg
  • Numbness or tingling in both legs
  • Weakness in your legs
  • Difficulty in passing urine
  • Loss of control of urine

2. What are the non-surgical options for Lumbar Disc Prolapse?

Non-surgical options for Lumbar disc Prolapse include:

Bed Rest: This helps in the first 24-48 hours of pain

Physiotherapy: Helps stretch your ligaments and muscles and release the trapped nerves in your spine

Medications: Aids in the physiotherapy stretches for your back and leg pain

Spine Injections: This is a steriod injection. It provides excellent pain relief and improves your mobility immediately.

3. What treatment can I try myself for Prolapsed Disc?

Most of your Back and Leg pain will improve within a few weeks, however you can try these three steps:

Keep Active: People who keep active recover more quickly

Pain Killers: Try over the counter Paracetamol and Brufen.

Exercises and Stretches: Walking, swimming, yoga will help relieve your Back and Leg pain.

4. How can physiotherapy help managing Disc Prolapse?

A physiotherapist can advise you on the right type of exercise. These include:

Aerobic Exercises: Increases your heart rate, decreases muscle stiffness, and makes you more mobile.

Stretching Exercises: Reduces tension and improves flexibility in the muscles supporting your back.

Strengthening Exercises: Strengthens muscles of your back and leg.

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