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I had a L4-L5 left hemilaminectomy. 6 mo post-op MRI "Residual or recurrent moderate focal L subarticular protrusion-extrusion". Have L-radiculopathy.

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Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Seems likely

Seems from what you say there is disc in the left nerve path.
Not that this doesn't happen it does and fairly frequently. Sometimes even scar tissue can be guilty of these symptoms as well. Talk to your surgeon about further treatment.

In brief: Seems likely

Seems from what you say there is disc in the left nerve path.
Not that this doesn't happen it does and fairly frequently. Sometimes even scar tissue can be guilty of these symptoms as well. Talk to your surgeon about further treatment.
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt
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Dr. Adam Lewis
The MRI reports states that you have a recurrent disc herniation. Another fragment of torn cartilage has torn loose and is putting pressure on the nerve(s). This occurs in a small percentage of patients and may indicate instability of the L4/5 level. See your surgeon to development a treatment plan to relieve the pain.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Still pinched

One way to say it is you "still" have a pinched nerve on the left side.

In brief: Still pinched

One way to say it is you "still" have a pinched nerve on the left side.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Robert Roschmann
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Correlation needed

It is not clear from your description if the radiculopathy is brand-new or if it's associated with old symptomatology.
The MRI suggests that there may be either a fragment of prior disc material or possibly a new herniation of a disc. It is unclear as to whether or not this actually is pressing on a nerve. Further correlation is needed ( a good Neuro exam/possibly EMG) to determine the best Rx.

In brief: Correlation needed

It is not clear from your description if the radiculopathy is brand-new or if it's associated with old symptomatology.
The MRI suggests that there may be either a fragment of prior disc material or possibly a new herniation of a disc. It is unclear as to whether or not this actually is pressing on a nerve. Further correlation is needed ( a good Neuro exam/possibly EMG) to determine the best Rx.
Dr. Robert Roschmann
Dr. Robert Roschmann
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