Orthopaedics Q&A: Spinal pain? What to do

Orthopaedics expert, Dr VV Prasad answers readers’ questions on bone health. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Monday.
This week’s answers:

1. I have been diagnosed with neural narrowing in L5-L6 with large disc bulge. how serious is this? can i continue with my regular activities?
I think it should be L4 L5. You can continue with your activities. If you have severe pain in daily activities then you should go for some definitive treatment.

2. my sister has developed pain in the wrist since last week. she is studying in college and uses her laptop a lot. pl suggest ways to prevent aggravation of pain.
1 week pain is a little duration for any wrist abnormality without injury. If avoiding laptop reduces pain then stop usiing it for week and then resume. Even after avoiding laptop for a week if your pain persists then see a doctor.

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