I have another long wait for the proper doctor... here's some notes.. What does it mean?
Well, I went to the Ortho and he requested an MRI. Waited a week for that. Got an appointment for the results. He read a few lines, and then told me it was out of his realm. He does knees, hips, etc. So I now have an appt for a different ortho that specializes in spine issues, and also now know that there is some doctors that do this. Here is some of the MRI notes...
1. There is a 4 to 5 mm lateral disc protrusion/ herniation at the L4/5 level/ There is a sevgere compromise of the right lateral recess,compression of the the right L5 root. There is evidence for a posterior annular tear with high instensity zone at this level.
2. There is loss of disc signal with a 1 to 2 mm disc bulge, mild ligatmentous thickening, moderate facet hyperroophic changes at L3/4 and L5/S1.
There is 2 more sections of Latin, but would does this all mean...