I just got my MRI results and I do not understand it all but my primary Doctor summed the 2 pages up as having a herniated disc at L-5 S-1 mild compression. L-4 -L-5 Major herniation(Broad Based) she states extruded with moderate central stenosis. She said something about leaking spinal fluid, disc degeneration which I expected them to find. I go see my original back doctor from 8 years ago next Tuesday the 7th. Back in 2000 I had a herniated and ruptured disc and he did a laminectomy I guess to remove the disc from the nerves. He did an awesome job until a month ago when it went out and I thought I was finished for good. Anyway on Robaxin (miracle drug for me)and oxycodone. I feel absolutely great but am being very careful especially now. Anyway not sure what my options will be but hope I can avoid surgery. I am unable to find information on central stenosis and right lateral recess stenosis. I see Stenosis and cervical stenosis but not sure if their is good stenosis, bad stenosis and really bad stenosis. I also was wondering if my disc is extremely extruded does that mean I most likely will have to have surgery or can a chiropractor adjust me slowly or even physical therapy be an option? I had surgery in April for plantar faciitis but its back and burning like hell. Doctor says it is most likely from my back, can your heel really be affected because of a herniated disc? Anyway looking for someone with similar problem and what I am about to talk about with my doctor on my upcoming appointment. I am so happy this site is here to get advice and information, anyone that can help it is greatly appreciated.