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Had MRI, L5-S1 disc shows dessicative changes, posterior annular tear, effacing the anterior epidural fat, narrowing the left L5-S1 neural foramina

my mother is 59 the MRI SHOWS: the L5-S1 disc shows dessicative changes, a posterior annular tear, broad based central/paracentral/lateral posterior protrusion that is effacing the anterior epidural fat, narrowing the left L5-S1 neural foramina , impinging on the left traversing (S 1 nerve root ) displacing it posteriorly
Asked On : Sun, 8 Apr 2012
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Your problem is lumbar canal stenosis or narrowing causing nerve root compression.
Give a good 6-8 good weeks conservative trial in the form of physiotherapy,hot formantation.
If it is not comes down then you can go for steroid injection.
And then think for surgery.
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