Hello to all, I was involved in a mva almost 9 months ago now. I have been passed from one doctor to another with different findings each time. I finally had a mri done but do not understand all the findings. I am reaching out to see if I can get this in words that I can understand to better help myself. The findings are:
-spondyloltic spondylolisthesis at L5-S1 with 10mm of anterior slippage of the L5 vertebral body.
-mild narrowing of the disc space with some dessication of the nucleus of the disc at this level.
-osteoarthritic change with hypertrophy of the posterior elements at this level resulting in mild reduction in the transverse dimension of the thecal sac.
- wide AP diameter of the central spinal canal at this level without evidence of significant spinal stenosis.
-no focal disc prolapse.
-there is diffuse mild annular bulge. The bulging disc annulus does contact the exiting right L5 nerve root within the foramen.
-there is some posterior displacement and flattening of this nerve root.
the L1-2, L2-3, L3-4, and L4-5 discs are normal. There is no compromise of the central spinal canal or nerve root foramina at these levels. The conus is normal in position.
I am in desprite need of answers and am tired of being passed around like a rag doll without any answers and without any resolution. I am in constant pain with the use of different drugs and am looking for other ways to resolve this. Any kind of answers would be greatly appreciated.