Last My 15-year-old daughter got a back pain. The doctor asked for a MRI.
Here is its result. I want to have your suggestion on it.
Lumbar spine MRI without contrast
Imaging of lumbar was performed at 1.5 tesla scanner using Spine Coil.
Coronal & sagittal T2-Weighted haste-myelo
Axial & sagittal T2-Weighted turbo spin echo
Axial & sagittal T1 Weighted turbo spin echo
The lumbar spine shows a smooth lordotic curve with a normal promontory angle.
The bony spinal canal displays normal width.
The vertebral bodies are normal in their shape and interrelationships.
There is small central protrusion at L4/5 intervertebral disk indenting anterior thecal sac.
Other lumbar intervertebral disks are unremarkable.
The conus medullaris terminates normally and divides into its filaments.
The imaged soft tissues show no abnormalities.
Dx: Diskal herination at L4/5 level
The doctor said her muscles are weak and she has to do sports. I should admit she is doing no sports at all.
If necessary I can upload the scan of MRI results.
I would like to know the severity of damage to her back and what she should do to recover?
Thanks in advance.