Top
10
Doctor insights on: L4 Nerve Root Compression Symptoms

Share
1

1
The major focal abnormality is a right posterolateral disc protrusion at l4/5 with some thecal and right L5 nerve root compression. Pls explain?

The major focal abnormality is a right posterolateral disc protrusion at l4/5 with some thecal and right L5 nerve root compression.  Pls explain?

Bulging disc: It says that there is a bulging disc at level of L4-5 in your spine. There is some pressure on the nerve root, which is probably causing your back pain and nerve issues locally to that area. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


2

2
Follow-up q: extra foraminal disc herniation at l4-l5 level.Mild compression of exited l-4 nerve root. Would this need surgery?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Hi,,impressions show compression of L5 nerve root spinalcanal narrowing bilateral neural foraminal narrowing at L4 l5.diffuse posterior disc bulge at?

Hi,,impressions show compression of L5 nerve root spinalcanal narrowing bilateral neural foraminal narrowing at L4 l5.diffuse posterior disc bulge at?

Sounds like a fairly: Typical read for a male over 50 years old. Many findings are normal for age and sex as described here. They may not be related to symptoms or may cause symptoms. That is why a careful history and physical exam must be done in conjunction with imaging studies to fully assess the issues presented by the patient. ...Read more

5

5
I got prob in my back MRI repor It says L4 L5 are narrowing n pressing nerve root what should i do N can ido jogging or running in this condition?

I got prob in my back MRI repor
It says L4 L5 are narrowing n pressing nerve root what should i do 
N can ido jogging or running in this condition?

Varies: You are describing the typical degenerative changes that can occur in the spine, usually beginning in the 30s. There is no set activity restriction. Ideally you would stay active but avoid activities that clearly aggravate it. Keep your core strong, avoid smoking, keep body weight in check. ...Read more

6

6
The surgeon nicked my nerve root L4 L5 and I have severe parylsis, he hit the nerve root exit and damaged it is it surgicaly repairable. Failed fushi?

The surgeon nicked my nerve root L4 L5 and I have severe  parylsis, he hit the nerve root exit and damaged it is it surgicaly repairable. Failed fushi?

No : An injured nerve will not require surgery unless they is residual compression on the nerve. If there is no compression, it will need time to heal. It could take up to a year or more in some circumstances. ...Read more

7

7
What does this mean? moderate left neural foraminal stenosis and abutment of the exiting L4 nerve root

What does this mean?
moderate left neural foraminal stenosis and abutment of the exiting L4 nerve root

Pain generator: this could be causing the left sided sciatic symptoms. usually need to know more and do an exam to make sense of the pictures. ...Read more

8

8
Broad based disc protrusion at l4-l5 level compressing anterior thecal sac and bilateral travers nerve root and narrowing neural reces Need operation?

Broad based disc protrusion at l4-l5 level compressing anterior thecal sac and bilateral travers nerve root and narrowing neural reces
Need operation?

Prefer no surgery: Sounds like a fairly large disc protrusion, but if no progressive muscle weakness, atrophy or bladder involvement, might be able to get conservative PT, stretching, exercise, acupuncture, and try to allow disc to desiccate and shrink, which it may well do over 8-9 months. Key issue is presence or absence of neurological involvement. Steroids may help. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
At L4-L5 annular tear and diffuse disc bulge causing narrowing of left lateral recess and neural foramen and abutting ipsilateral exiting nerve root.?

L5 radiculopathy: This sounds like an MRI report. There is anatomical evidence of the left L5 nerve root being irritated. This may cause numbness of the lateral lower left leg, weakness of bending the ankle upwards, and possibly a tingling or burning sensation. ...Read more