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Pain in groin. Moderate left far lateral disc herniation, encroachment of the neural foraminal canals. Meaning?

at L3/4, there is moderate left far lateral disc herniation compressing the exiting left L3 nerve root. Encroachment of the neural foraminal canals bilaterally at L4/5 andL5/s1due to degenerative change,particularyaffecting the facet joints,with possible impingement to the exiting nerve roots. i can not sit or walk due to getting sharp pain in groin lieing down funny sensation in left leg
Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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The neurogenic pain arising out of compression of lumbo-sacral nerve roots needs to be treated with drugs like Gabapentiin,a neurosurgeon's opinion may be sought as to whether minimally invasive surgery would be helpful in relieving the compression of the nerve roots.
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