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I have OMD ( Old Mans Disease) of the lower back

sabruce1ssabruce1 Posts: 1
edited 03/01/2014 - 12:16 PM in Lower Back Pain
Can anyone translate my MRI into English? I would really appreciate it




HISTORY: Pain, neuritis lumbar pain.



The lumbar vertebral bodies demonstrate normal alignment and signal characteristics. Prominent Schmorl's node noted at the superior mid L2. Chronic, remote anterior wedging at L3, with approximately 10% loss of height. At the extreme edge of the field of view, a partial view of T12 suggest the possibility mild chronic superior endplate wedging fracture or Schmorl's node, incompletely visualized.

Multilevel disc degeneration is identified throughout, most prominent at L1-2 through L4-5. No evidence for central spinal canal stenosis is seen at L4-5, L5-S1. Multiple disc bulges are noted. The lateral recesses and neural foramina are patent throughout the L1-2 through L3-4 lumbar region.

L1-2: Mild disc bulge and facet arthrosis.

Mild effacement of the ventral thecal sac with borderline central canal stenosis.

L2-3: Diffuse broad-based disc bulge, moderate flattening of the ventral thecal sac with 8mm central canal
stenosis. Mild facet arthrosis and ligamentum hypertrophy. Mild lateral recess and neural foraminal stenosis.

L3-4: Diffuse moderate broad-based disc bulge, mild flattening of the ventral thecal sac with 9 mm in canal stenosis. Moderate lateral recess stenosis, mild mass effect on the L4 traversing nerve roots, with mild neural foraminal stenosis.

L4-5: Diffuse broad-based disc bulge with left greater than right intra-foraminal extension. Mild mass effect and dorsal displacement of the L5 traversing roots facet arthrosis and left foraminal disc extension results in moderate mass effect on the left L4 dorsal root ganglion.

L5-S1: Mild disc bulge, facet arthrosis. No associated findings.

The conus is normal in position and appearance. No intraspinal lesions are seen.


Multilevel disc degeneration, disc bulge at all levels, and central canal stenosis. Greatest degree of central canal stenosis measuring 8mm at L2-3.

Mild 10% loss of height with anterior wedging at superior endplate of L3, chronic finding. Possible similar finding
at superior endplate of T12, incompletely visualized. Consider thoracic spine imaging if further characterization is

L4-5 left intraforaminal disc extension resulting in mass effect on the left L4 dorsal root ganglion. Mild effacement
of the L4 traversing nerve roots also noted.

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EDIT to add-5.13 You agree not to ask for any analysis or interpretation of diagnostic tests (ie MRI, CTScans, EMG, etc.),
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