A member asked:

Sir, i had lifted heavy whight which caused me pain to my low back. i had my mri done and following finding are noted in my mri report. 1.posterior disc effacement is noted at l5-s1 level causing mild impression on anterior thecal sac.

A doctor has provided 1 answer

Clinical correlation: You have described what laypersons call a "slipped disc." It is up against the sac of nerves (which is referred to as effacement), at the last disc level in the bottom of your lower back named L5-S1. It May or may not be the cause of your pain. The process of matching YOUR pain to YOUR images is the crucial act of spinal specialty medicine and called "clinical correlation.

Answered 10/23/2020



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