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Left posterior central, paracentral disc protrusion, compression of nerve, minor degenerative changes in interfacetal joints. Curable with surgery or injections?

I have left pisterior central and left paracentral disc protusion. A segment of the disc has become extruded into the lateral recess at the s1 level. It measures 2 cm x 1 x 1. It is causing compression of left s1 nerve root l5-s1. Also at l4-l5 levels a minor left forminal disc protusion not compressing nerve. There is also minor degenerative changes in the right interfacetal joints. Will I need surgery or injections?
Asked On : Fri, 18 May 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hand Surgery 's  Response

as per your MRI report you have nerve root compression of the s1 nerve root, which indicate that you should undergo for the surgery, but i would like to know about your history like what complains do you have do you have back or leg pain, if you have leg pain the which part of the leg is paining and what kind of pain do you have is radiating pain or do you have parasthesia, is this pain affecting you daily routine or your work ,then i would like to examine to know your neurological status. after that i can definitely say whether you require surgery or not. kindly meet the orthopaedician how will tell you whether you require surgey or not
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Dr Roshan
Answered: Fri, 18 May 2012
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