Thank you for your question.
'Disc bulges' described on the MRI are very common in middle aged and elderly individuals and are even seen in healthy people. This means that not all disc bulges are symptomatic. A diagnosis of spinal stenosis
is made when your symptoms, clinical examination and MRI picture are matching. Just the disc bulges with no nerve
compression won't give you leg pain though degeneration can cause back pain
. You need to consult a neurologist
or spine surgeon
to have your symptoms evaluated in light of the MRI picture.
Please let me know if I can be of further help.