Back pain radiating into leg-85 yr old male

MRI dated April 7th 2009 shows L$-L5 posterior osteophytes,dessicated discs, diffuse bulge with mild posterior central extrusion and adjacent ill defined isointense areas causing narrowing of spinal and lateral foramina-protruding disc with possible scar.

Also findings indicate dessicated discs at multiple levels.

Is surgery requires? Is age a factor? He had undergone laminectomy in 1975. What is the best possible line of treatment? He is on complete bed rest taking painkillers like maxgallin and voltaflam.

Posted By MKR on April 08, 2009 at 10:33:32:

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