I am a new member of this forum. I am 25/F. I have been having lower back pain since 1year and been doing regular exercises and managing. for the past 1 week , pain is severe and radiating to both my legs (previously only left leg for about 6 months time)that i feel so weak to walk even for 10 min
I went for an MRI. I need some help in understanding my MRI report before I meet my Neurosurgeon tomorrow.
Report says :
"Central - para Central disc bulge (L3-L4, L4-L5, L5-S1) noted causing anterior thecal sac indentation and bilateral neural foraminae narrowing with significant compression of exiting nerve roots"
1) What does this "anterior thecal sac indentation and bilateral neural foraminae narrowing " mean?
2) Is surgery the only way for cure?
I am so scared about this .
3) What are all the questions that I should ask my neurosurgeon ?