I have suffered with back pain for the last 5 years and pains in my right leg, foot and hip for the last 2 years
I have just got the results from my MRI scan, they are as follows
Moderate facet joint arthrosis.
Disc dehydration and flattening with minimal protrusion in the L1/2 disc.
In the L4/5 disc small central disc prolapse with posterior annular tear measuring 3mm in depth. This is causing mild indentation to the anterior margin of the dural sac and compression at the origin of the right L5 nerve root
No abnormalities at the other levels.
My questions are, what does that mean in layman's terms, what are the treatments and will this require surgery?
Thanks in advance