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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:28 AM in Degenerative Disc Disease
I had an Mri on my lumbar WO contrast and these are the results:
L1-L2: Small broad-based posterior disk bulge. No central canal or foramina narrowing is seen.
L2-L3: There is mild by a lateral facet arthrosis. No disk bulge or herniation. No central canal or neural foraminal narrowing.
L3-L4: There is mild bilateral facet arthrosis. There is a small broad based posterior disk bulge which is left paracentral and left lateral in location. It causes mild narrowing of the left neural foramen. No central canal or right neural foramina narrowing.
L4-L5: There is a disk height loss and mild disk dessication. There is a small right paracentral posterior disk protrusion with associated annular tear. It causes mild to right lateral recess narrowing and mild right neural foraminal narrowing. No left lateral recess, central canal or left neural foraminal narrowing is seen.
L5-S1: There are changes of degenerative disk disease with disk height loss and this disk dessication. There is a focal right lateral disk protrusion with associated annular tear. It impinges upon the transiting right S1 nerve root but does not cause central canal or lateral recess narrowing.
I was seen March 1, and I follow up with my family M.D. on the 24th of this month, but in the meantime I am in Severe pain! Any thoughts or suggestions would be great! ThanI had an Mri on my lumbar WO contrast and these are the results:
L1-L2: Small broad-based posterior disk bulge. No central canal or foramina narrowing is ks!


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