Today I received my new MRI results for my lower spine. I had a laminectomy on the lower in December 2010 and when I had an MRI a little over a year ago they said my lower spine had worsened along with my pain but they were afraid to do more surgery at that time because there was a 50% chance it might improve the pain but also 50% that it may make it worse.
Over the last year my pain and mobility issues have worsened significantly . So I thought I would summarize the report to see if any of you understand it and could give me opinions. The neurosurgeon hasn't reviewed yet so I am anxious to see what he will say. Until that time I am hoping my fellow spineys can give me some feedback. I have lost one and a half inches in height since 2010 as well. Ok here's the summary;
L4-5 S/P left hemilamineectomy. Trace retrolisthesus.
Listhesed disc encroaching upon left ventral
Dural sac and left L-5 nerve root.
Right foraminal herniation encroaching upon foraminal right
L-4 nerve root. Moderate , right narrower than left foraminal narrowing.
L-5-S1 S/P Laminectomy. Shallow posterior mixed spondylotic
Disc displacement and moderate biforaminal narrowing.
L3-4 small left pre/inferior foraminal disc protrusion and left foraminal annular rent.
Left narrower narrower than right foraminal narrowing.
L-5-S1: disc height reduction and degenerative disc vacuum phenomenon. 3mm
Moderate facet arthropathy and hypertrophy.
Moderate facet arthropathy.
Moderate biforamonal narrowing.
Hope some of you can offer opinions and I certainly understand your opinions are in no way
Meant as medical advice but just laypersons opinions.
Thank you all and Happy Thanksgiving .