t T11-T12, there is a small right paracentral to subarticular disc extrusion. There is mild effacement of the right ventral aspect of thecal sac. There is mild degenerative facet joint arthropathy in lower lumbar spine. At L5-S1, there is a small central disc extrusion with mild inferior migration. There is no central canal or significant neural foraminal stenosis. The protruded disc nearly contacts the descending right S1 nerve root.
Well central and para-central disc protrusions that irritate a spinal nerve or have the potential to do so as in your case can be treated conservatively even if they can be a potential source of severe pain. This conservative treatment involves pain killers, anti-inflammatory medications, epidural injections, steroid injections, corsets and braces and physiotherapy. If all such treatments fail, then surgery may be required. Do discuss with your doctor. Take care!
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