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What would be the treatment for someone with central posterior protusion causing extradural thecal sac indentation?

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Dr. David Carl Houghton
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends on symptoms

This is a description of a bulging disc on MRI.
There is nothing about such a finding that requires any treatment. It's a common finding even in people with no symptoms. If the person has back pain without weakness of the legs/feet, then physical therapy is best. Surgery for back pain does not help most cases of back pain in the long run, and can result in complications.

In brief: Depends on symptoms

This is a description of a bulging disc on MRI.
There is nothing about such a finding that requires any treatment. It's a common finding even in people with no symptoms. If the person has back pain without weakness of the legs/feet, then physical therapy is best. Surgery for back pain does not help most cases of back pain in the long run, and can result in complications.
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