Hi Everyone! I have been looking for a good site to post this, and after reviewing everyones comments; There is alot of knowledgable people on here!! lol
I am 27yr old, and have been off of work now since Jan 5. I recently got my mri results back and was hoping someone would be able to translate it into english for me? lol I have another appointment with my family doc but not for another week and am curious what it means.. so here it goes
(word for word)
there is a degenerative disc space narrowing and desiccation at L5,S1, to a lesser extent L3,4 and L4,5. The lLow end of the conus medullaris and spinal cord lies at the L1 vertebral Level. Vertebral heights and lateral alignment are normal. There is straightening of the normal lordosis possible positional or secondary to spasm.
At L4,5 there is concentric diffuse disc bulging, minimal impingement of the anterior thecal sac with minimal stenosis.
At L5,S1 there is a large disc protrusion. This broad-based, centered in the midline but effacing much of the uupper aspect of the nerve root sleeves bilaterally impinging on the exiting S1 nerve roots bilaterally. There is marked central stenosis. The lateral recesses more inferiorly are relatively preserved.
Impression: Large broad-based central disc protrusion. This impinges on both S1 existing and a portion of the traversing nerve roots.....
So thats about it, and honestly doesn't really make any sense to me at all :?? Also, is there anyone else out there with the same problem? thank you for your help >:D<