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Should i be concerned about numbness and tingling of lower back inspite of a disc injury?

I have an old lower back disc injury...bulging and/ or slightly herniated disk at L3 and L4... But i have never had numbness and tingling in lower left quadrant above the knee of Right leg quad?? Back has calmed down, no pain but quad is still numb/ this a major issue or will numbness calm down too with PT exercises, stretching etc...?.?
Asked On : Sat, 15 Mar 2014
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your symptoms as well as the MRI spine findings.

First of all, I would like to reassure you that there is no need to worry about your numbness.

Numbness would gradually improve over time, especially if the nerve compression due to the disc bulge is not severe.

If you can upload the MRI report, it would be more helpful.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
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Answered: Sun, 13 Apr 2014
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