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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?

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

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What does a concentric disc bulge with superimposed central disc protrusion and an midline annular fissure mean?

What does a concentric disc bulge with superimposed central disc protrusion and an midline annular fissure mean?

Disc bulge: 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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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What is a broad based disc protrusion?

What is a broad based disc protrusion?

Depends: Typically this means a slipped or herniated disc that is not focal but with a broad base of less than 25% of the entire disk. ...Read more

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How critical is a tiny central disc protrusion?

Usually not: Most tiny protrusions are part of normal anatomic findings which may be reported by a radiologist. The only concern would be in conditions where the spinal canal is narrow, such as with congenital spinal stenosis. ...Read more

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What is a central disc protrusion? How is it treated?

What is a central disc protrusion? How is it treated?

In my opinion: I consider this to be an asymptomatic incidental finding it should be treated with reassurance ...Read more

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What gender and age group are most likely to be affected by disc protrusion?

What gender and age group are most likely to be affected by disc protrusion?

It can affect any --: Gender and the usual age group that get it is probably from 15-70 yrs, . I am sure other authorities would cite our figures. ...Read more

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Please explain what gender and age group are more likely to be affected by disc protrusion?

30s and older: However typically can be seen at any age depending on reason of pain. But generally seen in older patients and typically those with high levels of activity at their job like manual labor and athletes even. ...Read more

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In august, I was diagnosed with a th7/8 rightside disc protrusion (2, 4 mm). Is it possible to apply osonetherapy? Can the SM system help?

Unlikely: Not much strong evidence exist regarding usefulness of ozonotherapy; some have used it for infection clearance; doubt it would help with disc protrusion; best therapy is Physical Therapy and exercises to strengthen small back muscles.
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Posterior disc protrusion at lumbar4?

Posterior disc protrusion at lumbar4?

It is a Herniation: By definition a disc protrusion is a herniated disk. ...Read more

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How to get pain relief for a disc protrusion?

How to get pain relief for a disc protrusion?

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

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I need some pain relief for a disc protrusion?

I need some pain relief for a disc protrusion?

Herniated disk: 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

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How do I get pain relief for a disc protrusion?

Pain management: This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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What can a small c5-6 right disc protrusion mean?

What can a small c5-6 right disc protrusion mean?

Depends: This may not mean anything. What's more important is are you having symptoms? If you are having neck or arm pain further treatment is likely warranted. ...Read more

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How could I cure a disc protrusion on my cervical?

How could I cure a disc protrusion on my cervical?

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 more

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What is moderately large right paracentral C5-6 disc protrusion? Is it allarming?

DiscProtrusion, PAIN: Only if it is causing SIGNIFICANT PAIN...often therapy and other measures can help. How are you feeling??
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Can you tell me what is a broad based disc protrusion with paracentral annular tear?

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 more

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