Hi All, I'm familiar with neck pain issues since I've had two neck surgeries, but I do not understand my latest MRI very well. My neurologist acted like what hurts is no big deal. I'm sure it isn't to him (but it sure is to me!) Can you tell me if the following might explain why I have lots of pain when I stand? What other symptoms would one have with this MRI?
Here's the thoracic & low back part of the MRI's impressions:
1. The thoracic spine demonstrates some mild facet and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy at T10-11 with minimal posterolateral flattening of the thecal sac. (Does anyone know what all means?)
2. Lumbosacral spine demonstrates a right parasagittal disc protrusion at the L3-4 level which may mildly posteriorly deviate the descending right L4 root. Are there any right L4 radicular symptoms? (What are those symptoms for this?)
3. The lumbosacral spine also demonstrates a small right parasagittal disc protrusion at L5-S1. (Would this explain why it hurts near my tail bone?)
The main question I have and really would like to know is, when the doctor asks above: "Are there any right L4 radicular symptoms?"... so please share that especially if you know.