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A 25-year-old male asked:

X-ray rprt "loss of lumbar curvature", mri rprt"l5-s1 disc show posterior central annulus protrusion causing subtle impingement on thecal sac" ?

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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Call your doctor: Your doctor who has the complete report and who has examined you can give you more information. You have a herniated disc which may be putting some pressure on the nerve. Your doctor can give you more information and recommendation for treatment.
Dr. Lotfi Hacein-Bey
Radiology 40 years experience
Pain is present: When an imaging report says "loss of lumbar curvature", the most likely reason is the presence of pain which causes spasm in the muscles, and straightens the spine. Therefore, it seems that the small l5-s1 disc bulge is causing some pain. At your age, that usually gets better with Ibuprofen and rest.

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Last updated Jun 25, 2014

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