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Dr. Stephen Whipple
Radiology - Interventional

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The question describes a finding from an MRI examination.
Treatment should always focus on patient symptoms. That being said, typical symptoms from a right paracentral and foraminal disc extrusion would include elements of pain, numbness and tingling radiating into the right leg. Conservative therapy would include rest and oral anti-inflammatory medications. Therapy may progress to include an imaged guided steroid injection around the involved nerves. Physical therapy may be involved. Patients who fail to respond adequately to these conservative measures will require evaluation from a neurosurgeon.

In brief: The

The question describes a finding from an MRI examination.
Treatment should always focus on patient symptoms. That being said, typical symptoms from a right paracentral and foraminal disc extrusion would include elements of pain, numbness and tingling radiating into the right leg. Conservative therapy would include rest and oral anti-inflammatory medications. Therapy may progress to include an imaged guided steroid injection around the involved nerves. Physical therapy may be involved. Patients who fail to respond adequately to these conservative measures will require evaluation from a neurosurgeon.
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