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21 and diagnosed with lumbar disc herniation.

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Hi, I am 21 and diagnosed with lumbar disc herniation. I am experiencing shooting pain down my limb and numbness at the sole and thigh area. Am also rather prone to falling with the diagnosis of it. Most definitely, I am also experiencing pain at the lower back which is a mix of weakness, sharp pain and stiffness. I would like to have a second opinion on my MRI result below:
AT L4/L5, diffuse disc bulge with a left posterior paracentral disc extrusion, and bilateral mild facet joint arthrosis causing mild-to-moderate spinal canal stenosis with anterior indentation of the thecal sac. The disc extrusion effaces the left lateral recess and probably impinges the left L5 nerve root, which appears kinked
AT L5/S1, mainly broad-based posterior disc herniation with a right posterior paracentral disc extrusion causing mild spinal canal stenosis with anterior thecal sac indentation. The disc extrusion narrows the right lateral recess and touches the right S1 nerve root there.

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replied September 17th, 2014
Back Pain Answer A49268
Thank you for asking

It's common trouble these days. It's compressing sciatic nerve and causing the symptoms. You need a conservative start like muscle relaxants anti-inflammatory and low dose steroids. Followed by epidural steroids and if still a problem surgical decompression like laminectomies would be needed

Seek a neurosurgeon for this regard.

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