At my appointment yesterday my doctor took out my CT scan results and showed them to me. It was a bit confusing first of all because it states that there is no nerve compression... huh? So why do I have the sciatic pain and numbness in my foot and leg? My doctor couldn't explain. The other thing that I thought unusual was the description of my herniated disc. The report says that there is herniation at L5/S1 that extends upwards over L5 (or along L5) not sure the exact wording but I know the mental image that gives me. Not what I thought at all. I assumed a herniated disc was just a bulge...this sounds more like a flap. Anyone heard of this or know what it means?