Figure 1: (a) Sagittal T2-weighted magnetic resonance image at the time of admission demonstrating a large descending disc hernia from the L2/3 to L3 levels. (b) Axial T2-weighted image of the L2/3 level (upper) and L3 vertebra level (lower) showing a hernia (arrow) compressing the spinal cord posterolaterally. (c) Myelogram obtained in a head-lowering prone position showing obstruction at the L3 vertebra level.