I am a 32 year old male. My MRI report says: Posterocentral protrusion of L4-5 disc is abutting the L5 nerve root bilaterally. (In MRI it is black between L4-5 and kind of poking the nerve). My back pains occasionally and I think it is the nerve which is hurting, because the pain is like a sting. Currently I am taking rest and doctor said that he will check if physiotherapy can be started after a couple of weeks. I am afraid of the pain especially when it is near the neck or shoulders. I am able to walk and work. I am being treated by a spine specialist. Please let me know if I have to go to another doctor like a neurosurgeon and can I lead a normal life in future.
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I am not sure of your neck symptoms as the neck has nothing to do with your lower back and from your description it is not clear if you have any leg symptoms or bladder symptoms. However I need to see your MRI scan to be able to make a judgment on the further management.
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