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What does L5-S1 central disc protrusion abutting the thecal sac without spinal stenois mean? I have severe pain down my left leg when standing/walking

Disc protrusion. The L5-S1 disc is very susceptible to protrusion since it gets more load than most other lumbar discs. The disc is abutting the spinal canal's covering (thecal sac) without impinging on the canal itself (without stenosis). Your neurologist might suggest approaches like muscle strengthening exercises & physical therapy to help address your pain. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/herniateddisk.html. Read more...

Can you please tell me what L5 s1 shallow central disc protrusion is? Apparently I have that due to a ct. Scan. And leg and back hurts : (

Small rupture. The description you were given probably is a small bulge or rupture, which may or may not be the source of your pain. Either your primary provider or a back specialist should see you, take your history, examine you, and see if your problems fit the ct abnormality. You can look on healthtap for answers on how to manage back and leg pain. Read more...
Shallow disc. This means that there is a small central bulging/herniation of the disc material at the l5/s1 spinal segment. Lots of people have things like this. It usually doesn't cause much compression of the nerve due to the location. But this signifies that you are starting to have some disc 'degeneration'/damage. Ct not as good as MRI for diag. Stay healthy, exercise, maintain healthy weight. Read more...