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MRI result from lower back pain

I have been experiencing severe lower back pain, to the point where I've been unable to walk/ stand or sleep. I finally had an MRI done and this is what it said.

At L5-S1 there is a small right central disc protrusion partially obliterating the fat in the ventral epidural space and encroaching on the right lateral recess near the S1 nerve root.

Please tell me in laymans terms what the heck is going on with me and how can I make this pain stop!
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replied January 20th, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. The pain you have is due to a nerve being compressed at the given point of your spine. It needs to be managed for pain conservatively and if fails then surgical release is advised.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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