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Confused over MRI results

Can someone please explain this to me...

I am so confused with my MRI impression. It says; abnormal signal in the posterior disc annulus at L4-L5. accomp early degenerative changes is consistant with annular fissure. later can be a source of local back pain and in some cases co-excist with ridicular symptoms. All i know is my lower back hhurts when i sit and pain radiates down my leg and i have incontinance

Thank You,


  • incontinance is not a good sign. Thats the one symptom that my physio & doctors are warning me to watch out for. if you are unfamiliar.. google Cauda Equina Syndrome.
    Im praying that is not the case for you!
  • emma0677eemma0677 Posts: 2
    edited 02/11/2013 - 3:45 AM
    thank you for replying i did google Cauda Equina Syndrome and my symptoms do seem to be the same. I am contacting my DR today. Hopefully they will get a move on with this, i am a vetern so.... thank you for the prayers also. Keep them coming!!!
    Thank You,
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