I just received by MRI results..I had a fusion L4-L5 10 months ago..
The results said that I have a bulging disc at L3-L4 and Moderate Bilateral Foraminal Narrowing at the L4-L5...not sure what that is???
The report says nothing about me fusing..I been in allot of pain lately and there is evidence of leg weakness in both of my legs along with numbness in my toes almost 24/7!!
I'm so nervous that I may have a failed fusion..I would think the MRI report would say there is evidence of fusion..My Dr did do an Xray before the MRI and he stated that he can't tell if I'm fused yet and wait to see what the MRI says..
spondylolisthesis at L4-5; stenosis,
Lumbar surgeries 1999 L4-L5
Lumbar staph infection 1999-2000"
Meningitis x5 in 1999-2001
Brain shunt 2000"
Brain shunt removed 20001"
ALIF/PLIF fusion 8/5/09