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MRI of spine shows disc protrusion, neural stenosis, compression of nerves, disc bulging. Surgery required?

my mri results are dessication with posterocentrolateral and left far lateral protrusion of the l4-l5 disk causing thecal sack indentation with bilateral neural foramina stenosis with compression of the left existing nerve root at that level.and posterocentrolateral bulge of the l5-s1 disc causing thecal sac indentation and bilateral neural foramina compromise.please guide what to do? docter has advised for surgery. my e-mail is YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Mon, 30 Jul 2012
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hello.your MRI report shows multiple problems and it definitely seems you need to have surgery for it as ther is a risk of such pathologies causing you unbearable and untolerable symptoms even making your walking and standing difficult. (although i do not know what symptoms you have)

my advise would be get a second opinion of an experienced neurosurgeon or spine surgeon because correction of such pathologies depends on what and where is the surgeon going to operateand what all is the surgery going to compromise and what are the postoperative complications if any.

it is a complex surgery but at experienced hands it is a boon.

all the best.
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