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Back pain, MRI shows lumbar spondyliasis with small posterior central bulge mildly indenting thecal sac. Treatment ?

Hey, I m AAAAA, and 21years old. I have received my MRI scan after many months of back discomfort and the report says its all normal except at the last observation which says: Lumbar spondylosis with small posterior central bulge L5/S1 disc mildly indenting the Thecal sac and nerve roots. It gets very uncomfortable when I sit in the same position for over 10 minutes or so, Sometimes when I sit on hard surfaces I tend to feel some numbness in my legs or pins and needles which takes a few minutes to go away after I stretch ... Also last time I was doing my training ( boxing ) I noticed that when I was doing jumping exercises after a few minutes I started not being able to lift my legs in the jump with much agility, almost like I didn t have total control of them and my balance was clearly disminished on the landing of each jump.. What could this be and what can I do? Thank you for your attention
Asked On : Thu, 22 Nov 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response

It sounds like your symptoms are out of proportion to the MRI findings. The MRI indicates that there is mild indenting of the thecal sac and nerve roots. This is subjective, but does not sound very significant.

Bottom line, your ordering physician must correlate these findings with your symptoms. Some docs consider a nerve conduction study or spinal injections for localization of symptoms. My concern is that you should also look elsewhere given the striking symptoms versus the mild disease on MRI.

Good luck,,
Answered: Thu, 22 Nov 2012
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