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Back pain radiating towards buttock. MRI done. Possible cause and preventive measure to be taken?

fI have back pain radiating towards my buttock, especially on the left side. I checked it with MRI and the radiologist reported: L4-5 small posterior central broad based disk protrusion and ligamentum flave buckling cause mild spinal canal and bilateral neural foramen stenosis . What does it mean? what actions need to be taken? What causes it? Is there any prevention measure? Thanks! Fikru Teka
Asked On : Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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the symptoms u have ,indicates sciatica of left side,the M R I findings support it.please do rest,some muscle relaxant,pain killers.along with physiotherapy,will help u.please avoid --forward bending & to pickup weights.
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Answered: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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