So I have my report from the MRI I had last Thursday. I also requested the report from last year as well. There really isn't any change per the reports.
THe only changes in the report is the use of slight in the report from a year ago to mild in reporting the disc bulges. There was no stenosis seen on my L5-S1 disc that is now being reported. From what my Dr said the tears were new in the MRI last year. This was after my fall.
So if there were no significant changes since last year, why has my radiculopathy increased substanitally and the new symptoms have come? Am I just crazy then? I feel like when I go in next Tuesday my Doctor is going to tell me I am fine and nothing is wrong.
Here is the results:
Imaging Parameters: Sagital T1 and T2-wieghted images, axial FSE t2-weighted images of thelumber spine were obtained
The vertebral body height, alignment and marrow signal are within normal limits for age. Stable Modic Changes invlolving the superior endplate of L5
There is disc desiccation at L4-L5 and L5-S1.
The conus terminates at the L1 level, with a normal apperance of the cauda equina.
L1-2: No disc protrusion, canal or foraminal narrowing.
L2-3: No disc protrusion, canal or foraminal narrowing.
L3-4: No disc protrusion, canal or foraminal narrowing.
L4-5: Mild broad-based disc bulge with centeral annular tear, without significant canal or foraminal stenosis.
L5-S1: Mild broad-based disc bulge and facet hypertrophic changes, resulting in mild bilateral foraminal stenosis. No centeral spinal stenosis. Small annular tear again noted.
1. Mild disc desiccation and broad-based disc bulges at L4-L5 and L5-S1, without significant changes since the prior study.