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A 35-year-old male asked:

Postero central and paracentral disc protrusion at l5 s1 level causing thecal indentation encroachment upon bilateral canal with compression on bilateral trarvesing compression s1 nerve roots this is written on my mri scan, doctor has recommended me disct

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Comments: Not sure what your question is, but in most cases, would handle this conservatively, if you are not progressively losing strength and muscle bulk, with intolerable pain. These disks can desiccate and shrink if you can wait 9-10 months, and avoid surgery. An EMG test can objectify extent of nerve damage at this point.
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