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What does this mean? It's from my MRI and what can I do

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What does this mean? It's from my MRI and what can I do about it.
Broad based disc herniation with annular tear indents and compresses the thecal sac producing mild central and mild bilateral lateral recess stenosis.
Thank you.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 2 months ago.


This is a ruptured disk ....

The disks cushion between the vertebral bones

The disk have a tough outer coat of connective tissue ( annulus)

They have a softer gel interior

The annular tear means the tough outer layer has been disrupted and fragment of this disk are pushed out to compress the edge of the spinal cord ( thecal sac) and press upon the spaces which allow the spinal nerves exit

I think that you should consult an orthpedic sugeon or neurosurgeon to consider surgery to correct this problem ...

I suspect that this level problem will continue to give you possibly both back pain, leg pain, and weakness ....

I hope that this information is helpful for you

Let me know if you have further questions or concerns

I will be happy to get back with you

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Thank you and Best Regards,

Anthony Bray MD

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thank you so much! That's much easier to understand than what my results read.
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 2 months ago.

You're very welcome

Take care!

Anthony Bray MD