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Lumbar spine axial view of disc herniation (MRI)

Axial T2-weighted images of the lumbar spine show a left paracentral disc herniation (arrow) deforming the left S1 nerve root within the lateral recess. The left L5 nerve root is spared within the neural foramen. (Contributed by Dr. Diana Gomez-Hasson.)

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Associated Disorders

  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • Low back pain
  • Lumbar stenosis
  • Lumbosacral radiculopathy
  • Spinal stenosis