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A 27-year-old male asked:

Hi, my leg started feeling numb and asleep. mri indicated a l5 s1 annulus fibrosus laceration. i started getting tailbone pain when sitting. is the tailbone pain related ? any exercises to do and avoid? how long till will it take to heal? regards

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Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
Annular lac/numb leg: Maybe. Discs can be injured with age, trauma, strenuous exercise, etc. The annulus can tear or rupture anywhere around the disc. If it tears and no disc material is ruptured, this is called an annular tear. "Laceration" suggests trauma. Nerves stemming from the spine impact many structures, & may include "tailbone pain." Pain can be worse sitting. Re time to heal, exercises: consult your doc

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