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Does diffuse posterior bulge with posterior protrusion and indenting thecal sac as shown on MRI mean sciatica?

My MRI shows Diffuse posterior buldge with posterior protrusion of L5-S1 disc, indenting thecal sac. Sir, Can I walk about 15 minutes per day. How can I do yoga. Is this is a SIATICIA. My problen is in back but I cant bend my knees. Why sir. Please answer my questions sir
Fri, 5 Jun 2020
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Hello,

This MRI finding is not indicative of sciatica. Sciatica usually causes back pain irradiating in one or both legs, which is triggered by walking or sitting position. For this reason, I would recommend performing regular physiotherapy and checking your knees too (an X-ray study of both knee joints, coupled with inflammation tests).

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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Does diffuse posterior bulge with posterior protrusion and indenting thecal sac as shown on MRI mean sciatica?

Hello, This MRI finding is not indicative of sciatica. Sciatica usually causes back pain irradiating in one or both legs, which is triggered by walking or sitting position. For this reason, I would recommend performing regular physiotherapy and checking your knees too (an X-ray study of both knee joints, coupled with inflammation tests). Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist