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What is a Foraminal Herniation?
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What is a Foraminal Herniation?

I have been diagnosed with formaminal herniations of my L3 and L4.  What the heck does this all mean?  My doctor spent about 3 seconds with me gave me this diagnosis and vanished.

HELP

Mike
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Welcome to our wonderful world of modern medicine. Three seconds is about all I got with my doctor....
The foramen is the bony tunnel through which the nerve exits the spine. There is one on either side of the spine. When the herniation is underneath the foramen it is known as a foraminal herniation. This type of herniation usually only affects one leg. If this is a new problem remember to wait a little bit to see if it gets better without intervention.
Good luck.
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