so i got my first mri on my upper back yesterday and im still waiting for the tech to review the mri. I got a copy of the cd today and im kinda concerned after looking at it. If you can see in the pic the main nerve is against the intervetebral body with no space to spare wich is very scary because if I had a bulged disk i would be done for!! Is this normal is sure does not look normal more like an abnormality yikes! Any ideas? Anyone with this prob please help? I have crazy pain between my shoulder blades but i think its more of a muscle prob. I hope its not due to the stress on the cord.
21yr old injured on the job with.....
L3-4: Mild bilateral facet arthroses.
L4-5: Mild desiccation and disc bulge. Mild bilateral facet arthroses.
L5-S1: Mild disc space narrowing and desiccation with a left central disc extrusion which extends dorsally up to 4mm. There is mild retrolisthesis of L5 on S1 of 2mm. There is mild ventral indentation on the dural sac and left S1 nerve root. There is no foraminal narrowing. Mild bilateral facet arthroses.
Conservative treatments: non surgical spinal decommpresson (this helped alot!), petibon system, excersice ruitine, 1 x epidural(s) (this relived some pressure on s1-l5 whooo who), coming soon adult stem cell injection!