I'm new to the site and wonder if anyone can help me interpet MRI. I have back and left leg pain. I had a plif done in 2006 on l5 and s1. I am only 28 years old and hope I don't need another surgery but I am in a lot of pain. I have tried an epidural shot and I still have leg pain.
Disk space narrowing and desiccation at l4-5 with minimal retrolisthesis. Mild broad base posterior disk buldge/protrusion with small central annular tear which indents ventral thecal sac.there is mild facet arthrosis. L5-s1 partial fusion. I
have talked to a spine specialist over the phone who thinks my pain is from piriformis syndrome but pain managment doc says it is the leaking disc. I am upset that spine specialist would not talk to me in person . Should I get second opinion from neurosurgeon.