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MRI showed disc protrusion, pain and numbness in buttock and leg

I have had MRI which indicated IMPRESSION: Small, broad right posterolateral disc protrusion at the L5-S1 level. This remains subligamentous in its location and I suspect is of little clinical significant. There are no clear findings to explain the patient symptoms. Then why do I have such pain and numbness in left butt cheek and leg
Asked On : Thu, 4 Oct 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014

Thanks for posting your query,

Your pain & numbness in left butt and leg is most probably due to pressure over nerve roots by protruded disc.

You have to do regular physiotherapy, avoid forward bending & lifting heavy weight, to lie on hard bed. These activities causes less pressure over nerve roots.

Answered: Thu, 4 Oct 2012
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