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Backpain of my 15-year-old daughter

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.
Sequences include:
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.


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
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    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • Thanks a lot. I will read them. 2014/2/1
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