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I am ***** ***** here..I have sciatica nerve issue..From my

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I am ***** ***** here..I have sciatica nerve issue..From my MRI scan the the observations are: Diffuse disc dissecation with posterior, right paracentral and right posterolateral disc hernation (extrusion) with facet joints -ligamenteum flavum hypertrophy is seen at L5 -S1 level causing moderate narrowing of the right lateral recess - right neural foramina,compressing the thecal sac, right traversing nerve roots and right exiting L5 nerve root Does this problem look serious to you doc and how long does it take to heal
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Customer: I get a radiating pain from the back of my thighs to the toe, especially when im moving from a sitting to a standing position
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

You do have significant disc herniation causing nerve compression at L5-S1 level ( lower spine near tail bone).

This can cause radiating pain.

This is moderately severe problem.

Initially epidural steroid injection and physical therapy are suggested for 6 to 12 weeks.
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