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Midline Disc Protrusion
What treatment would you recommend for MRI results: Moderate size midline L5-S1 disc protrusion with mild effacement of the left S1 nerve root sleeve?
Lumbar disc disease: As with any ailment you need to get expert opinion. If you don't have any weakness in legs, sensory deficits or urinary issues then treating it conservatively would be appropriate at this time, taking Advil (ibuprofen) or Ibuprofen, Physical therapy, heating pad may help it if symptoms persist then see a Neurologist. ...Read more
What does a concentric disc bulge with superimposed central disc protrusion and an midline annular fissure mean?
It sounds like a description by a radiologist after MRI showing degeneration of a disk, with bulging of the outer part of the disc, similar to a jelly filled donut.
The protrusion usually means that some of the jelly is almost protruding or coming out through the outer part of the donut (or disk in this case). This could be a source of low back pain, or leg pain if the bulging is close to a nerv ...Read more
What does t6-7 4mm post disc protrusion with superior extrusion extending behind the lower on half of t6, measuring 9mm cc, causing mild impression upon the cord at and the midline mean & serious?
Pushing on Things: If these herniated disks are causing pain then getting epidural injections may be helpful. However if you are doing OK and no pain, then I would leave them alone. Eventually they will heal as much as they can, but can take as much as 6-9 months to resolve. Unless you are getting increased pain or weakness, I wouldn't worry. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
T6-7 a 4mm posterior disc protrusion with superior extrusion extending behind the lower on half of t6, measuring 9mm cc, causing mild imp on cord and midline?
Pushing on Things: If these herniated disks are causing pain then getting epidural injections may be helpful. However if you are doing OK and no pain, then I would leave them alone. Eventually they will heal as much as they can, but can take as much as 6-9 months to resolve. Unless you are getting increased pain or weakness, I wouldn't worry. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
30s and older: Any age but the older you are the more likely this will occur. ...Read more
Take it easy: Most patients with sciatica will improve with time and conservative care. Treatments include rest, avoiding strenuous activity, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, epidural steroid injections and if symptoms persist surgery is an option. Check out spine-health. Com. ...Read more
Can irritate nearby nerves and result in pain, numbness and weakness. There are 2 modalities for treatment: conservative and surgical. Conservative consist of patient education, physical therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and pain-medications. This modality relieves symptoms in 9 out of 10 people with a herniated disk.
Rec.: see international pain management specialist for evaluation. ...Read more
No cure!: When a disc bulges, it can be normal or to the point of abnormal. There is a weakening of the sac that hold the "jelly" inside the disc. Neck strengthening exercises and therapy and unloading the neck from stress will help but once bulgin, I don't know if they "un-bulge". Bulging of a disc doesn't necessarily mean you have a problem. If the bulging encroaches on a nerve, then you have one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herniation with Tear: The disc is like a jelly filled donut. If the donut is compressed too much the jelly leaks out through a break in the donut's bread. The same is true with a disc, the tear is caused by the compression resulting in a herniation (protrusion) and the jelly (inside portion of the disc) is either leaking out or trying to get out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers