I was told today that I needed to make an apt with a Spine Specialist.Until that time I was hoping someone could give me a clue as to what all of this means (I'm gathering herniated disk, bulging disk, spinal stenosis). But, can any of this be treated nonsurgically??? I've tried the physical therapy route prior to the x-ray with no success.
At L3/L4, there is a bulging disk causing mild compression of the thecal sac and mild biforaminal narrowing.
At L4/L5, there ia diffusely bulging disk compressing the thecal sac and causing mild left and moderate right foraminal narrowing. There are degenerative changes of the facet joints.
At L5/S1, there is a left paracentral annular fissure and disc protrusion contacting the left S1 nerve root> The neural formaine are patent.