A member asked:

What needs to be done for right l2-3 neural formainal disck extrusion correlate with right l2 radiculopathy and right l3-4 later recess disc protrusio?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. answered

Specializes in

Surgery: it sounds like you need surgery to remove these disk extrusions

Answered 1/1/2017


Dr. Frank Holmes answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

Depends on signs: The large majority of disc problems can be treated without surgery. Relative rest, time, meds, PT, inversion tables, decompression, injections are nonsurgical options. The key is to treat the patient, not the imaging. Surgery is an option for those that have not seen relief of pain, weakness and/or numbness/tingling with nonsurgical treatment.

Answered 1/4/2017



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