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What do posterior tear 2-L4-5i, concentric disc bulge with mild facet arthropathy with bilateral foraminal stenosis and canal stenosis. 3-i have a protrusion in the descending left S1 nerve root mean ?

1- L1-2 i have a posterior tear 2-L4-5i have a concentric disc bulge with mild facet arthropathy with bilateral foraminal stenosis and canal stenosis. 3-i have a protrusion in the descending left S1 nerve root
Asked On : Wed, 2 Feb 2011
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Hi
You Have disc bulge at L4-5, Which is causing compression on exiting nerve root
If you have neurological deficit, you need surgical intervention i.e.discectomy.
But if there is no neurological deficit , you may try, physiotherapy modalities such as Traction & IFT
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