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Had MRI of the spine. What are the findings?

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MRI found the followings:

1) Diffuse posterior disc bulge with posterior central annular tear indenting on
anterior thecal sac at L4-5 level.
2)Right paracentral disc protrusion with cranial migration in the background of
diffuse disc bulge (Right > Left) causing narrowing of right neural foramen with
compression on exiting right L5 nerve root at L5-S1 level. Mild compression on
bilateral traversing S1 nerve roots (Right > Left).

Please guide me.

Posted Wed, 11 Sep 2013 in Back Pain
Answered by Dr. Rahul D Chaudhari 28 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Need to know about your symptoms.

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Thanks for writing to us.
MRI report suggest L4-5 and L5-S1 level disc prolaps and nerve compression. It usually causes back pain and leg pain. I need to know what are the complaints. how is your pain pattern? both legs /Right leg? Is it radiating to knee and ankle? Any tingling and numbness ? Any treatment taken yet? Please get back with above information. If possible upload your MRI images.

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