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A disc herniation can be serious because it can cause severe pain and loss of feeling in your arms and legs. This kind of herniation basically means the rubbery cushion between the bones has moved out of its proper place.

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Q: What does a small left paracentral disc herniation mean and how serious is it?
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Posterior left paracentral disc herniation at L5-s1 superimposed on concentric disc bulging. That's what I have

What is a central and right paracentral disc herniation of the l5-s1 with impingement on the right nerve rootlet?

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What is right para central herniation C6?

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