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Moderate size left eccentric posterior disc protrusion at L5S1 causes sever narrowing of the left side of the central canal left neural foramen and ?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Most disc issues are

Treated without surgery with 10% needing surgery.
Most respond to time with 12 weeks of non op care which can include. Physical therapy, medication, epidural steroid injections, activity modifications as well as life style changes of not smoking, regular exercise and weight control. If still symptomatic with leg pain more than back pain, a disectomy can be considered.

In brief: Most disc issues are

Treated without surgery with 10% needing surgery.
Most respond to time with 12 weeks of non op care which can include. Physical therapy, medication, epidural steroid injections, activity modifications as well as life style changes of not smoking, regular exercise and weight control. If still symptomatic with leg pain more than back pain, a disectomy can be considered.
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