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I have an MRI report which states that I have a degenerative disc disease with moderately severe disc height reduction at l5/s1. There is moderate broad based central posterior disc protrusion causing moderate indentation of the anterior theca and moderate entrapment of the right s1 root at the thecal sac exit. No root entrapment is seen on the left side.
I have had really bad pain in my back and left side of my buttocks, groin and leg since October 2014 and have had two lumbar epidurals. Unfortunately the epidurals only lasted a few months and now I'm back to square one and in agony.
My doctor now suggests I have a disc decompression and spinal fusion with pedicle screws which is really scary and stressing me out!
I wanted to get a second opinion and see if anyone else has had this done because I'm concerned that the MRI report says that the right nerve root is trapped but I don't have much pain in my right leg, it's mostly on the left side - could something else be causing the pain? Please help.
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