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L5 – S1 protrustion

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I have been diagnosed with an L5-S1 disc fissure/protrustion, with right radicular symptoms, approximately an S1 nerve root distribution ICD-9 codes are 722.2 and 724.4.What does this mean.Basically I am in constant pain in my back and tail bone, with radiating pain down my left leg and my groin area. On occation my leg even gives way if I step wrong.

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  1. It pretty much means what you have written. You have a disc protrusion pushing on the S1 nerve (pinched nerve) which, is causing your pain down your lower extemity.

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