Hi Im new here and been reading post but still cant understand my situation
I had my MRI done 2 weeks ago and and earlier talked to spine doctor and told me i need a surgery and no need to undergo PT... He said my herniated disc is large and progressive weakness in legs(both) but the left is worst..he said its not a good sign.. he wants it to be done next month... I ask him if I will wait what will happen.. he answered,it might become permanent or it can lead to more problems..
Findings:There is a large posterior disc protrusion at L4-L5 with inferior extrusion extending 1.1cm below the upper endplate.A normal conus demonstrated at the L1-2 level. There is decreased T2 disc signal at L3-L4 through L5-S1.There is reactive endplate signal change at L4-5 and to a lesser extent at L3-4.No subluxation is demonstrated.
L4-5 Very severe spinal stenosis with complete effacement of CSF signal within the thecal sac associated with a large disc protrusion..the disc extrudes inferiorly, centered to the left of midline,1.1cm
Im really scared now,after searching and reading posts.. I sort of have symptoms of Cauda Equina Syndrome like the progressive weakness in legs but without the bowel/bladder symptom,but as time goes on day after day, i can feel though weakness progresses day by day its affecting my ability to hold bowel.. please can someone help?