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A 35-year-old male asked:

Mri says postero central and paracentral disc protusion at l5 s1 nerve pain left^right is surgery required although after rest less pain and relief.

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Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 7 years experience
No surgery: If pain is better with rest or meds then no surgery is indicated. Watch out for urinary or bowel incontinence, leg weakness and numbness around anal aperture, coz that would be serious such as cord compression.

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Last updated Oct 21, 2015

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