Diffuse disc bulge at l4/5 level indenting the thecal sac, what does this mean?

MRI finding. This sounds like an MRI description of your lumbar spine. What this refers to is a bulging of the l4-5 disc. This can lead to compression on the thecal sac which is the dural lining that encases the spinal nerves. The degree of compression determines if there are symptoms or if surgical decompression is needed. Symptoms include back pain with radiation down both legs with weakness.

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My MRI shows l4-5 mild broad-based disc bulge, which slightly indents the ventral thecal sac. Prominent facets. Please help!

L4-5 disc bulge disc. Very common condition and the good news is a manageable disorder. The treatment modalities are: education about your condition, physical therapy and home exercise, cognitive behavioral therapy. Medication, injections by interventional pain management specialist. Good luck. Read more...
That kind of. Radiologic diagnosis can be attributed to thousands of mri's and by itself means nothing. You must have had some symptoms before the MRI was done and those symptoms may or may not be related to the findings. Please relax and know that those findings are general and not specific for anything. Read more...