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lower back pain
I had a mri done and f3 f4 is bulging putruding, and f5 s1 has caused nerve damage. Is this serious and long term?
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Hi, it seems you are having multiple disc bulges compressing the nerves and giving rise to symptoms. “Often people who experience a herniated disc already have spinal stenosis, a problem that causes narrowing of the space around the spinal cord and spinal nerves. When a herniated disc occurs, the space for the nerves is further diminished, and irritation of the nerve results”. Taken from
http://orthopedics.about.com/cs/herniateddisk/a/ruptureddisk.htm

Treatment involves physiotherapy, pain killers, hot compression and surgery like microdiscetomy. Visit this website for surgical details http://www.spine-health.com/Treatment/Back-Surgery/Surgery-Overview/Lumbar-Surgery/Microdiscectomy-Microdecompression-Spine-Surgery.html

Well, it is serious if nerve compression starts giving symptoms like weakness in legs, urinary bladder related symptoms, uncontrollable leg pain etc. It is chronic disease and can progress over a period of time but don’t get discouraged as large number of people are suffering from this disorder and try both conservative and surgical treatment.  
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