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A 26-year-old male asked:

diffuse annular disc bulge 1 to 2 mm at l4 l5 .causing burning sensation in right leg and foot since 4 months .how is the prognosis .is it nerve damag?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
See details: That is a minimal bulge and is likely not the source of your symptoms. See a neurologist and have the issue evaluated.
Dr. Chan Hwang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
It depends...: on the cause. There are many causes of sciatica. See a doctor who specializes in neuromuscular disorders to determine the cause of your sciatica and to recommend an appropriate treatment plan. Most normal adults have disc bulges, and I agree with Dr. Krauser that your disc bulge at L4-L5 is not likely the source of your symptoms. Other causes include piriformis syndrome & sacroiliac joint issues.

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