17 years later after L5-S1 crentral-left sided disc protrusion surgery
the result of my may CT Scan is L4-5 mild circumferential disc bulge with a superimposed right foraminal broad-based disc protrusion effacing the perineural fat around the exiting L4 nerve root. Spinal canal appears minimally narrowed.
L5-S1: There is asymetric disc space narrowing with relatively severe narrowing of the disc space to the left of midline. A moderate sized posterolateral end plate osteophyte which is encroaching on the left neural foramen resulting in moderate left foraminal stenosis with impingment of exiting L5 nerve root. There is a small posterior central disc protrusion indenting the ventral aspect of the thecal sac.
I am not looking for a pinpoint explanation here but wondering if anyone else had similar findings, and what were the outcomes. I thought my days of spine problems were over, but since this spring I have been unable to do any gentle stretches or excersising, I can not walk very far without having bi-lateral leg pain, numbness and very bad weakness. I am also having signs of incomplete CES.
Any advice of sharing of your experiences is welcome.
Peace and pain-free days I pray all here may have.