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Back problem. MRI shows disc bulge, annular tear, hypertrophy, deformity of thecal sac

have back problems got the mri results here looking for treatment for at L4 mild diffuse disc bulging , small annular tear , mild facet hypertrophy , mild deforimity of the thecal sac but canal remains patent l5-s1 mild diffuse disc bulging in addition there is a moderate size paracentral disc extrusion . it impinges on the right s1 nerve root and the adjacent thecal sac . there is a mild facet degeneration at l5-s1 . moderate sized right paracentral disc extrusion, which impinges upon the right S1 nerve root 42 Yr old male WT 236
Mon, 22 Oct 2012
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AS you have described a moderate sized right paracentral disc protrusion you should try conservative management first, however consult a spine specialist.
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