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Have Central L4/L5 disc herniation. MRI report says right sided annular tear. What does this mean?

in my L4/L5. The symptoms have been mostly burning feet/legs. The MRI report showed (roughly translated): "slightly dehydrated 4th lumbar disc with broad right sided, partly foraminal annular tear tangent right L5 ...
 

Should I go for surgery in case of mild diffuse posterolateral disc bulge at l4- l5 along with mild facetal hypetrophy?

Should we go for surgery in case of mild diffuse posterolateral disc bulge at l4- l5 along with mild facetal hypetrophy,mildly compresing the thecal sac ,with small annular tear at this level. ...
 

What does "Left posterolateral disk herniation and associated radial tear at L4-5" mean?

Left posterolateral disk herniation and associated radial tear at L4-5, Midline posterior disk herniation and associated radial tear L5-S1, neural encroachment at L4-5, there is effacement of the ventral ...
 

Having back pain. Walking hurts. Report shows bulging disc with tiny annular tear and mild ligament flavum. Suggest?

. Impression: L5s1 disc disease with a tiny focal annular tear at the midline. No significant central canal ... answer if your familiar with this type of injury (l5s1) bulging disc with tiny annular tear. mild ...
 

Acute pain in the leg. MRI showing degenerative disc changes, nerve compression and annular tear. Advice on surgery

with PIVD L4L5, L5-S1 causing compression of B/L nerve root at L4-L5 left right and of the left at L5 S1 mild compression of left nerve root also seen at L3L4 Type II annular tear seen at L4L5 Level. Kindly ...
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Focal annular tear at L4-L5

Hello Doctor: I got an MRI scan recently and the impression read as below: Diffuse disc bulge with focal annular tear at L4-L5 causing indentation on subarachnoid space. Doctor can you please guide me ...
 

L4-L5 and L5-S1 disc annular tear, loss of toe movement, numbness, surgery

Hi Doctor my wife is diagnosed to have L4-L5 and L5-S1 disc annular tear she is suffering fro foot drop on right with loss of big toe movement and numbness of three toes of left foot for 3 days ,she ...
 

Numbness in legs, MRI shows disc bulge at L3-L4 and L4-L5, annular tear at L5-S1, Treatment?

numbness in both legs. MRI shows disc bulge at L3-L4 & L4-L5 levels with small annular tear ....Disc protrusion with annular tear is seen at L5-S1 level causing indentation and pressure over thecal sac ...
 

L5-S1 annular tear/L4-L5 & L5-S1 DDD/Epidral lipomatosis mostly in sacral canal What is this and how to treat ?

L5-S1 annular tear/L4-L5 & L5-S1 DDD/Epidral lipomatosis mostly in sacral canal What is this and how to treat? Drs here won t help!!!! Don t want to use drugs!! Servere pain, numbness , tingling ...
 

MRI showing disc dessication l4 l5, annular tear, nerve root compression, small left postero lateral protrusion. What does the report read?

to get rid of this back pain or at least reduce the pain. Findings: 1. Disc dessication noted at L4 - L5 level. 2. Mild diffuse disc bulge with posterior annular tear seen at L4 - L5 level indending the thecal ...
 

Pain from lower back to right leg. Diagnosed mild bisc bulge with annular tear at L4 and L5, with mild crowding of nerve roots. Advice

I have a mild broad based disc bulge with an annular tear at L4-L5 with mild crowding of the exiting nerve roots. I also have transitional segment with partial sacralization of L5. I also have ...
 

Disc bulging at L4-L5, ligamenta flavum hypertrophy, sciatic condition, back pain. Treatment?

of the fifth lumber vertebra,demonstrates, diffuse annular bulges at L4-L5. and ligamenta flavum hypertrophy at L4 level. and one of my doctor said that its sciatic problem. I am suffering from back pain from 3 ...
 

Lumbar spondylosis, disc bulging, tear at L4-L5, narrowing of neural foramina. MRI done. What does this mean?

bulge of the disc with left posterior lateral annular tear at l4-l5 causing effacement of tsecal sac and narrowing of neural foramina L/ R focal posterior central annular tear at L5-S1 hypertrophied ligamentum ...
 

Having two herniated disks, L4&l5,l5&S1, lower back pain, taking cap. Treatment?

I have two herniated disks. L4&l5,l5&S1. A central annular tear. Doctor diagnosis of: Lumbosacral ... sessions with deep massage 5 lumbar epidural injections 1 branch medial block 8 months of zanaflex ...
 

How do I check if my diagnosis for Annular Tear L5-S1 with fragmented narrowing is correct or not ?

I have been diagnosed as having an Annular Tear L5-S1 with varying degrees of fragmented narrowing. Mild to moderate degenerative disk disease. I was deny a position because of medical restrictions. I ...
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MRI states annular tear & disc bulges in L4-5 & L5-S1. Is it curable? will I be able to lead a normal life? whom shld I consult for treatment? is surgery reqd?.
MRi reports suggest that you have disc herniation and it needs some treatment but not necessarily surgery as it is last resort. Before that you can try physiotherapy, Drugs like pregabalin and methylcobal. I would suggest you to try all these before thinking surgery as an option.
 
what is mean by L4/5 disc pisterior annular relaxation
Hi, Thanks for your query. L4/5 refers to lumbar vertebra 4 and 5. There is an intervening disc between eac vertebra whose cicumferential part is called annulus. Its posterior relaxation may be slightly bulging and impinging on the spinal cord causing back pain. You may be needing physiotherapy or muscle relaxant... Best wishes
 
Is it possible that disk hernia (L4-L5) retracts by itself in time? Or is it that the only option for this is surgery?
Hi, Yes. Herniated discs can shrink down in size over time and pain will reduce. There are a number of treatment options before surgery will be considered. Gentle exercise such as swimming or cycling. Physiotherapy with manipulation, massage and exercises to build up core muscles can help. Pain killers as needed. If these measures fail, surgery may be needed. Regards, Dr K A Pottinger MBChB FRCA
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