A 43-year-old male asked:
mri report annular tear with no nerve root impingment. how can this be? having slight left leg pain and left side low back pain.
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Neurology 52 years experience
Pain generator: The true task is to discover the pain generator, and the annular tear is unlikely to be the culprit. You might have pyriformis syndrome, peripheral sciatica, or even a sacra-iliac dysfunction. Find a physiatrist and get this diagnosed, as this will certainly facilitate your rehab.
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Last updated Jun 21, 2013
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