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I need help with my MRI results. It states L5-S1 intervertebral disc bulge with posterior protrusion resulting in mild spinal canal compromise, impingement of bilateral emerging S1 nerve roots within the lateral recesses, contact of the exiting left L5 nerve root within the neural foramen, and minimal focal contact of a traversing lower sacral nerve root within the spinal canal.The broad based posterocentral-paracentral disc protusion measures 12mmx 19mmx 7mm indents the anterior aspect of the thecal sac. Can someone help with this. I have been told I may need surgery I am wondering whether or not the MRI is indicating that.
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Hi there!

The MRI describes a disc prolapsed causing mild narrowing of the spinal canal and pressure on the exiting nerve roots. A surgery may be advisable to relieve the pressure on the nerve roots, as this is unlikely to respond well to conservative management. I would suggest discussing the situation and the management plan in detail with your treating orthopedician.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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