A 58-year-old female asked:
i had an mri - says l4-l5- disc buldge with superimposed central disc protusion. severe spinal canal stenosis with compression of the thecal sac with bilateral neurofarminal narrowing. a chair broke and i collapsed on back. ?
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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay answered
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Symptoms? Prior MRI?: Just because the MRI picks up an anomaly does NOT mean anything. The 1st question: are you having any symptoms (after the chair collapsed)? 2nd question: was your back ever scanned before the accident? (Comparison of pictures can help). Use HealthTap Prime & upload pictures to get better understanding. Don't rush into surgery: 40% of deceased people had disc protrusions; majority never had symptom
Answered on Dec 19, 2018
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