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Spondylosis with disc protrusion, neural foraminal stenosis. What does this mean? Suffering from lower back pain, numbness in leg, foot and back

moderate L4 L5 spondylosis with broad-based disc protrusion resuls in moderate bilateral neural foraminal stenosis shows on a MRI among other things. What does this mean? I have low back pain years ( 20) that has always been relieved by Ibuprofen and exercise daily, but in the last couple years it has progressed to pain in the leg with numbess in my leg, foot, buttock, low back above buttocks and feels like my hips are in a vise.
Fri, 2 May 2014
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Dear
I am sorry for the symptoms you are suffering
You don't have to worry, It may bothers you but it isn't something risky
Anyway to avoid complications you should put a lumbar fortress use pain killers if pain persist.
The numbness on your feet is caused from compression that disc do a nerve roots, it can go way if you use lumbar fortress for a long time
Regards
Dr Eris Ranxha
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Spondylosis with disc protrusion, neural foraminal stenosis. What does this mean? Suffering from lower back pain, numbness in leg, foot and back

Dear I am sorry for the symptoms you are suffering You don t have to worry, It may bothers you but it isn t something risky Anyway to avoid complications you should put a lumbar fortress use pain killers if pain persist. The numbness on your feet is caused from compression that disc do a nerve roots, it can go way if you use lumbar fortress for a long time Regards Dr Eris Ranxha