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Mri results said i had a large disc protrusion impinging on l5 nerve, and deformity of spinal canal/sacral nerve roots. surgery? the report says: large 7mm posterior disc protrusion(l4-l5 disc)measuring up to 13mm in width. it is obliterating the right la
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Dr. Carl Spivakanswered
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 30 years experience
Right : Right l4-5 disk herniation can be treated with rest, physical therapy, medications, steroid injections and surgery. Surgery is a good treatment if the disk is causing right leg pain and you have failed other conservative treatments i mentioned. Today disk surgery can be done extremely minimally invasive through the spine endoscope. Please see my health guide on lumbar disk herniations. Good luck!
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