Brick, NJ
A 55-year-old male asked:

Mri for lumbar pain, r leg and foot numbness .l4-l5 disc bulge noted; superimposed upon the bulge is a moderate sized broad herniation mildly asymmetric to the right with impingement on the right side of the thecal sac. what does this mean? thanks?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
It means your back pain and radiculopathic symptoms (leg pain and numbness) are caused by L4-5 herniated disc. Please follow with your doctor for further advice on treatment plan. Most of these cases are managed conservatively with success, without need of invasive intervention.
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