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L4 L5 Disc Herniation
I have recurring L4-L5 disc herniation. What is the best treatment? I've had too much PT which isn't much help.
Herniated disk is also known as Bulging disk. Herniated disk is a medical condition in which the gel like disk between the bones of the spine squeezes out of its center position. Because nerves run in the spine right next to the disk, a herniated disk can compress a nerve and cause symptoms such as low back ...Read more
I have l4-l5 disc herniation and severe sciatica. 7 months with no relief. I do exercises, taking supplements...Will it ever heal without surgery?
What are the symptoms of l4/l5 central disc herniation. Thanks a lot for answering in advance. :) ?
Lower leg symptoms: L5 nerve impingement (L4-5 level) from a herniated disc can cause weakness in extending the big toe and potentially in the ankle (foot drop). Numbness and pain can be felt on top of the foot, and pain may also radiate into the buttock. S1 nerve impingement (L5-S1) may cause loss of the ankle reflex and/or weakness in ankle push off (patients cannot do toe rises). Numbness and pain in foot noted. ...Read more
Follow-up q: extra foraminal disc herniation at l4-l5 level.Mild compression of exited l-4 nerve root. Would this need surgery?
Possibly: If u are having pain down your thigh or leg, or weakness in the leg and it is not improving then surgery is an option. However, if this is an MRI DX and you have minor pain, you shouldn't require surgery. Even w/ radicular ( down the leg) pain non- operative treatment should be tried first ( lb exercises, nsaids , epidural steroid injections )...Sometimes if u can " wait it out"... It will go away! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have large left posterolateral disc herniation at l4-5 extending inferiorly and compressing on left l5, moderate central spinal stenosis. Help?
Surgery is an option: If you have failed conservative treatment by 6-8 weeks than surgery is an option. Excruciating sciatic type pain from this type of herniation would be well treated with surgical intervention if you cannot tolerate your symptoms. As always, surgery as a last resort. See you orthopedic spinal specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could a disc herniation (l4, l5)lead to permanent nerve damage. If so what are signs of nerve damage around l4, L5 does nerve damage show on a mri?
Often times both: I've answered questions for you on other occasions though I don't recall this category. A disc herniation at L4/L5 could cause both back pain as well as result in radiation of that pain down nerve root distributions which go into the leg. If you'd like a 1-1 consultation with more information on this condition please write and let's VIRTUALLY MEET: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
What is the maximum weight that I can lift/carry with a L4/L5 disc bulge and L5/S1 disc herniation with an annular tear?
What is a disc bulge with a superimposed disc herniation ? I have them @ l5-s1, l4-l5, l1-l2& moderate to large one in the right neural foramen @l3-l4
Multiple Pathologies: A disc bulge is just what it sounds like: a circumferential enlargement of the disc that is broad based in general. A disc herniation usually is either a protrusion or extrusion. A protrusion is one where the base (the part that attaches to the disc) is larger than the part that extends out. An extrusion is one where the base is smaller than the part that extends out suggesting it worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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