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L5-s1 right paracentral disc extrusion 8mm extending 5mm below superior endplate s1 right l stenosis , abuts right s-1 nerve root help interpret plz?

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In brief: S-1 Radiculopathy?

Real question here is the effect of the contact with the right s-1 nerve root, is there foot numbness or weakness, is there risk for future nerve damage into leg? An EMG can help objectify current integrity and/or future risk.
Films do not necessarily advise surgery, and, the disc may dessicate over next 6-9 months and thereby shrink on its own, if you can be patient.

In brief: S-1 Radiculopathy?

Real question here is the effect of the contact with the right s-1 nerve root, is there foot numbness or weakness, is there risk for future nerve damage into leg? An EMG can help objectify current integrity and/or future risk.
Films do not necessarily advise surgery, and, the disc may dessicate over next 6-9 months and thereby shrink on its own, if you can be patient.
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