hi new to all this! i have had severe lower back trouble for 4 months now. dr sent me for an MRI scan.got the results back the next day(told it would take 2-3 weeks for results)any way i was in shock when dr rang me the next day telling me to stop work immediately.she says i have a high case of being paralised if i dont take it easy. any way stopped working, if some one could tell me what this all means i would appreciate this here is my results
there is disc dehydration with loss of disc space at L4-L5 with large osteophyte formation and disc protrusion.the alligment is unremarkible. no significant loss of vertebral body height is seen. bone marrow returns normal signal.degernerative changes are seen toa lesser extent at other levels.
there is a low lateral paracentral disc hernia with impingment of the thecal sac and left L2 nerve roots within the lateral recess.L1 roots not effected
L3-L4 there is relatively large central disc hernia with degerative facet joint hypertrophie and ligamentum flavum thickening resulting innarowing of canal and loss of CSF signal.L4 nerve roots are intact.
note is made of tubular structure in the epidural space tothe right the midline witch demonstrates intermediate signal onT1 and low signal onT2.on the axil images,this structure demonstrates round contours. this may represent a sequested fragment.
no significant abnormalities seen.
there is evidence of caude equina compression atL4-L5 due to a large central disc protrusion and hypertrophic changes related to degenerative disease.
urgent orthopedic referral is advised.
sorry about the length of this post but thought it would be better to give it all in the hope i could get some answers to all this(cant get to see my dr for another 10 days yet.