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Right paracentral disk extrusion

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I recently had an MRI that revealed "Interval progression in the right paracentral L5-S1 extrusion with greater mass effect upon the right S1 root in the lateral recess". Compared to a 2005 MRI the right paracentral disk extrusion has increased in size and exerts greater mass effect upon the right S1 root. I'm experiencing pain that radiates from my lower back thru my buttocks, groin area down to my calves. I am in pain every day. What is the treatment for this condition? What is my prognosis? I am an active person and my quality of life is suffering.

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replied May 16th, 2009
Back Pain Answer A6604
Your question involves the disc extrusion and resulting pain you are experiencing.

As with most back pain conditions, most experts agree that non-surgical approaches should be explored thoroughly. In disc cases, one approach has stood out over the years as being very effective.

Robin Mckenzie, a renowned physical therapist, has a book called "Treat Your Own Back". It is highly suggested that you check this book out.

Sam Visnic NMT

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