OK this is going to be long so i am sorry...
My husband had a disk replacement last year workers comp.. well lawyer said medical was left open well come to find out its open for 3 years but we have to prove there has been a change in condition for the worse.. so we are on a mission.. we just paid out of pocket for the mri we have no insurance so we have no family doctor.. before we pay to go see a doctor that may or may not help us i would like to post his 2 mri reports the old and new and see if out of everyone here believe's there has been a change.. i know u guys are not doctors and all that legal stuff just person to person our beliefs..thanks and sorry this is so long.. here are the mri results...
Findings: there is straighting of the normal lordosis that may reflect patient positioning or muscle spasm.
There is no loss of vertebral body height,fracture or subluxation and no marrow signal abnormality.
The imaged spinal cord and conus medullaris are unremarkable with the conus ending at L1
L1-2 There is a slight disiccation of disc material and minimal disc bulge without spinal or lateral recess stenosis
L4-5 There maybe a minimal disc bulge without spinal or lateral recess stenosis
L5-S1 There is a slight rigth paracentral disc bulge with minimal lateral recess encroachment, right greater then left. ap diameter of the spinal canal is 13 mm (this is where the disk replacement was done)
Findings: the conus medullaris terminates at L1 and appears normal. Normal cauda equina
Lumbar vertebral body height and alignment are maintained. Artifact from prior anterior fusion at L5-S1
L1-2 demostrates no central canal or neuroforminal stenosis
L2-3 demostrates no central canal or neuroforminal stenosis
L3-4 demostrates mild broad-based disc protrusion and moderate bilateral facet joint hypertrophy. no central canal and mild bilateral neuroforminal stenosis
L4-5 demostrates mild broad-based disc protrusion and moderate bilateral facet joint hypertrophy. no central canal and mild bilateral neuroforminal stenosis.
L5-S1 demostrates artifact from post surgical changes
Conclusion: Post surgical changes with artifact at L5-S1
Mild Lumbar Spondylosis
Ok there is both reports please give me any insight of what your beliefs or thought of the two reports mean..thanks