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My MRI report says that I have l5-s1 herniation and two doctors told me that i got a bulging disc when they checked my mri...I'm confused, help pls?

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Dr. Steven Chmielewski
Diagnostic Radiology
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In brief: A matter of

Interpretation. Some people call small disc protrusions bulges.
What's more important is what the disc bulge or protrusion is actually doing. That is, whether or not it's causing nerve root impingement or foraminal stenosis.

In brief: A matter of

Interpretation. Some people call small disc protrusions bulges.
What's more important is what the disc bulge or protrusion is actually doing. That is, whether or not it's causing nerve root impingement or foraminal stenosis.
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
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Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology

In brief: same thing

A "bulging disk: and a herniation are different ways of saying the same thing.
L5-s1 is the lowest disk in your lumbar (lower) spine.

In brief: same thing

A "bulging disk: and a herniation are different ways of saying the same thing.
L5-s1 is the lowest disk in your lumbar (lower) spine.
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
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