Welcome, Friend!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Veritas-Health LLC has recently released patient forums to our Arthritis-Health web site.

Please visit http://www.arthritis-health.com/forum

There are several patient story videos on Spine-Health that talk about Arthritis. Search on Patient stories
Protect anonymity
We strongly suggest that members do not include their email addresses. Once that is published , your email address is available to anyone on the internet , including hackers.

All discussions and comments that contain an external URL will be automatically moved to the spam queue. No external URL pointing to a medical web site is permitted. Forum rules also indicate that you need prior moderator approval. If you are going to post an external URL, contact one of the moderators to get their approval.
Attention New Members
Your initial discussion or comment automatically is sent to a moderator's approval queue before it can be published.
There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test

Need help

jennytranjjennytran Posts: 11
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:03 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi friends ,

I need help i had microdiscetomy l5-s1 July 2011 and recently my pain start chronic pain and this time both legs weakness and I need help explain my MRI result I took on 5-25-2012 . My surgery was bulging disc

1-when compares with the patient prior examination there has been an interval decrease in postsurgical change at the level l5-s1 level. On current examination there is still some minimal residual enhancement seen adjacent to the left posterolateral aspect of the thecal sac at the l5-s1 level and extending to involve the left l5 nerve roots, potentially representing some granulation tissue. There is stable loss of intervertebral disc height at the l5-s1 level

2- mild scoliosis of the lumbar spine with straightening of the lumbar lordosis which could be secondary to patient positioning or muscular spasm. The conus medullaris lies posterior to the l1 vertebral body segment


  • granulation tissue = scar tissue
    loss of disc height = less room in the foramins for the nerves

    I can send you a pm of a webpage that has a little bit more info on how to better understand an MRI interpretation. Let me know.
    On the sunny and mild Central Coast of California

    L4-L5 endoscopic transforaminal microdiscectomy June, 2007
    L5-S1 endoscopic transforaminal microdiscectomy May, 2008
  • Hi,
    For these type of cases surgery is the best option.
    Recovery would happen afte surgery followed by some Physiotherapy advisable to be done by a good neurosurgeon at a good facility. Full recovery will be after a few months.

  • Thanks you Paul and Daniel for reply
Sign In or Register to comment.