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F,43,severe central disc bulge at l5/s1 cause severe thecal sac compression wt possible impingement at l5 nerve roots bilaterally.what does it mean?

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Dr. Aaron Roland
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Lumbar disk disease: These findings are typical for someone who has back pain related to lumbar disk disease or sciatica. The good news is that most of the time this kind of problem resolves with time. Get a referral to a good physical therapist and this can help,
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Dr. James Marx
Pain Management 49 years experience
Surgical Opinion: See a neurosurgeon. Functional loss is a serious symptom and should be addressed sooner than later. If you can't see a doctor very soon, go to an Emergency Room especially if there is further leg weakness or bowel or bladder difficulty.
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Last updated Jan 21, 2020

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