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Mri report says - 1. straightened lumbar spine curvature 2. posterior central disc protrusion at l4 -l5 level causing indentation of thecal sac

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Herniation and spasm: One way to describe those findings is you have a herniated disc likely associated with spasm. When paraspinal muscles go into spasm, the lumbar spine straightens out somewhat losing its normal contour. I would not hesitate to be seen to discuss treaent options.
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