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Focal central disc protrusion at l5-s1 level. central spinal canal ismildly compromised at l5-s1 level l5-s1 disc is dessicated-written in mri report?

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Dr. Sivakumar Jaikumar answered

Specializes in

If symptoms are mild, would try conservative treatment. Back strengthening, water aerobics.

Answered Apr 22, 2013


Dr. Douglas Linville II answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

In the absence of significant symptoms, this really means nothing. Desiccation starts in the teen years on mri. Protrusion simply means the disc is wider than it is deep into the spinal canal. Usually not significant if central. Don't fixate on the report. Nothing to worry about here.

Answered Oct 20, 2019



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