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Wide spinal canal, central disk extrusion causing impingement upon both L5 nerve root. Meaning ?

I have multilevel degenerative lumbar spine disease. Spinal canal is wide at l5/s1 l4/5 there is a moderate size broad based central disk extrusion causing impingement upon both l5 nerve root more pronounced on the right just had this report back from mri what does this all mean and what can doctors do to hel is surgery required?
Asked On : Sun, 16 Dec 2012
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

I have gone through your MRI lumbar spine report.

The report shows compression of one of the lumbar nerves (L5), which travels from lower back to the foot. As a result, you may experience pain along the distribution.

In most cases, surgery is not required. Treatment consists of medicines such as pregabalin to reduce pain, and physiotherapy.

If medical measures fail, surgery is required in about 10% of cases.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Answered: Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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