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Posterior disc protrusion/herniation impinges on the nerve root, lateral extension on disc pathology. Meaning?

Posterior 3-4 mm disc protrusion/herniation impinges on the right more than the left s1 nerve root and contrast the anterior thecal sack at the midline with lateral extension of disc pathology narrowing the neural foramen and contracting the l5 nerve root in the neural foramen bilateral. Do you think I could qualified for Disability?
Asked On : Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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The description is consistent with a disc prolapse along with the nerve root compression. The treatment is done according to the severity of the symptoms under care of a spine surgeon.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
Answered: Sun, 23 Jun 2013
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