Hi I am new to this site and found it when trying to find out more info on my conditions. I have had 2 MRI's done one for lower back and one for neck. I am having severe pain in my lower back and have trouble some days with my legs not working right. After the lower back MRI i went to my doc and he says that there is nothing significant on the MRI and that maybe I should look into therapy. WTF I decided to go get the written copy of MRI and this is what it says
L3-L4: There is facet hypertrophy and a minimal diffuse disc bulge.
L4-L5: Again facet hypertrophy is present with a minimal diffuse disc bulge and annular tear.
L5-S1: Facet hypertrophy is seen with a central and right paracentral disc protrusion with minimal contact of the right S1 nerve root.
I don't really understand what that all means yet but it sounds like something to me.
Also after reading some of the posts on here I am a little freaked out because I also have problems with bladder and bowel control sometimes. It is not all the time just sometimes. I had attributed the bladder to having had 6 children but now I am not so sure.
I also just got back from having an EMG done on my left arm since I have lost feeling in my left pinky and ring fingers. (by the way this is a VERY painful procedure)
I am only 36 and have had no significant accident or injury to explain these things.
Thanks for any advice you can give.