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MRI with posterior disc bulge, lateral recess narrowing secondary to disc, spinal stenosis. Remedy?

I had an MRI and serveral things where on it. The one I m worried about is L4-L% Severe broad-based posterior disc bulge with left posterior lateral predilection. Moderate right and sever left lateral recess narrowing secondary to disc. Moderate central spinal stenosis . Mild right and severe left neural foraminal narrowing secondary to disc. Contact with the ecited left nerve root . What can I do about this ?
Asked On : Sat, 1 Dec 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response

I have studied your case.

Your MRI says foraminal protrusion causes right foraminal stenosis which leads to compression of exiting nerve root which later on supply left lower limb [leg].Due to compression of this nerve root there is tingling numbness in your leg and pain associated with it.

Medication like methylcobalamine with muscle relaxant and analgesic will reduce pain; you can take them consulting your treating doctor.

You may consult physiotherapist for further guidance. He may start TENS, or ultrasound which is helpful in your case.

I will advise to check your vit B12 and vit D3 level.
As MRI shows disc compressing on nerve root then surgical decompression is permanent solution.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Take care.
Answered: Tue, 24 Jun 2014
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