My surgery has finally been scheduled for 11/14, I'm so ready to get it over with and move on (hopefully pain free). The surgery is to remove a 9mm extrusion at L5 S1. Today I received the report on my most recent MRI, I noticed one confusing piece. The report stated "@ L4-L5: There is a small Focal Central Disc Protrusion with some impression on the dura and cauda equina." I've heard so many times that cauda equina problems are very serious..is this something that needs immediate attention? Thanks for your continued help and support!