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MRI lumbar spine shows diffuse herniation narrowing spinal canal, both nerual formaina and touching roots. Meaning ?

my relative had done MRI lumbar spine and the conclusion is L4 - L5 discs shows diffuse herniation narrowing spinal canal adn both nerual formaina and touching roots . L5 - S1 disc shows central - left para central protrusion compressing mainly left sided nerve root . what does it mean? she is adviced for surgery by doctor. is it necessary? now she is on normal pain killer tablet and calcium supplement. this medicine will be helpful for her pain or not .
Asked On : Wed, 24 Oct 2012
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Dear you have not given the age of your relative and complaints for which MRI was advised by doctor.painkillers advised by the Doctor should be used and alongwith she needs some phsiotherapy to releive the is advised to consult some neurophysician along with patient and her reports for expert opinion and follow ups.
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