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extraforaminal disc protrusion

A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
Please repost: Presumably you didn't just wander into an MRI facility & decide to make an impulse purchase. Your doctor ordered an MRI for a reason. Please clari ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul Desai
19 years experience Pain Management
Depends: Typically this means a slipped or herniated disc that is not focal but with a broad base of less than 25% of the entire disk.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Trainor
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on symptoms: It depends on your symptoms. I would not expect a tiny central disc protrusion to cause symptoms. The specific symptoms you are looking for would be r ... Read More
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Dr. Soren Singel
29 years experience Neurosurgery
Not at all: Very common and almost never of any concern. These actually tend to spontaneously resolve and you may not see it on an MRI a year from now. Structur ... Read More
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Usually not: Most tiny protrusions are part of normal anatomic findings which may be reported by a radiologist. The only concern would be in conditions where the s ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
In my opinion: I consider this to be an asymptomatic incidental finding it should be treated with reassurance
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
In my experience: there is a prevalence in males. Also age group increases with age somewhat, most likely due 2 1 with a Fm Hx on the maternal side. The younger R relat ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
30s and older: However typically can be seen at any age depending on reason of pain. But generally seen in older patients and typically those with high levels of ac ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
30s and older: Any age but the older you are the more likely this will occur.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexandre Furman
Specializes in Pulmonology
Unlikely: not much strong evidence exist regarding usefulness of ozonotherapy; some have used it for infection clearance; doubt it would help with disc protrusi ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Take it easy: Most patients with sciatica will improve with time and conservative care. Treatments include rest, avoiding strenuous activity, anti-inflammatory med ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Herniated disk: Can irritate nearby nerves and result in pain, numbness and weakness. There are 2 modalities for treatment: conservative and surgical. Conservative co ... Read More

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