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What does a right foraminal disc herniation at L4-5 mean?

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It all depends on: 1. Which in which direction the disc is herniated... If it is "bulging" (herniated) straight toward the back of the body, there is not enough disc material to compress the spinal cord nerves... If it bulges straight toward the front of the body, there are no nerves to be injured. If the disc bulges at a 45 degree angle toward the side/back it can easily compress the spinal nerve running down the canal getting ready to exit at the next level down to run down the buttocks into the leg. This will cause severe pain into the leg on the side of the herniation! If it goes directly sideways it can compress a nerve "ganglion" and really cause a lot of pain as well as pain going down the leg!! If you're not having any pain, then no nerve compression is occurring and you have nothing to worry about!! If you are having pain, about 75-80% of the time the herniated disc will "retract" on its own withn 3-4 weeks (and scar in place) and you'll not need surgery. If it doesn't "retract" you'll need surgery. Cut and paste the attached link: http://www.aafp.org/afp/990201ap/575.html

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