I am new here and would like to run my MRI by you to see if anyone has similar scans. I will just give you the opinion.
At the S1 level there is a left paramedian and left posterolateral discophytic herniation. The herniated disc appears to be compressing upon the left L6-S1 thecal sac and there is encroachment of the left lateral recess possibly impinging upon the adjacent left S1 traversing nerve root.
My pain is prodominately in my left buttoch down through my hamstring and have some calf and foot pain. I cannot get my foot off the floor at all to do a calf raise.
I have 6 lumbar vertabrae i guess its a little rare. This has made a strong 38 year old man cry in the docters office when I took this to the max pain, without lying down. It increases so fast its really hard to believe unless you have had it. I hope someone can help me as I have been off work for 6 weeks and need to get back to provide for my family. Any help would be appreciated.