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Disc extrusion resulting in neuroforaminal stenosis. Have pain in the lower leg, numbness in the foot and back pain

Have l4-l5 disc extrusion results in left neuroforaminal stenosis , also l2-l3 para central. Disc protrusion results in mild/moderate right neuroforaminal stenosis. Have pain lower left leg some foot numbness pain. To see surgeon in couple weeks . I m 6 3 180 some previous back pain on and off for years. 52 yrs old . Thanks
Asked On : Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

As per your MRI report, you have disc prolapse at two levels in the lumbar region (lower back). This is probably causing compression of a few lumbar nerves, that go to the legs.

Your leg pain and numbness could be related to the disc prolapse.

Initial treatment consists of neuropathic pain medications such as pregabalin or gabapentin capsules, and physiotherapy.

In some cases, surgery may be required. Your surgeon would be able to guide you well, after examining you.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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