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Moderate left-sided disc protrusion at L2-3

I had my MRI a week ago and the report looks like the following. I am also experienceing slight swelling on the lower right side of my abdomen three inches from my belly button. Is back pain related to this. What medications if any I need to correct my issues mentioned in my MRI report.

Procedures: Spine lumber MRI WO Contrast

Body of the report: Diffuse degenerative changes are present. All of the discs demonstrate slight to mild degenration. At L2-S1 there is a diffuse, slight disc bulge and tiny right posterolateral and left paracentral annular tears. These casus slight narrowing of both lateral recesses. No thecial sac or nerve root compression is seen.

There is a diffuse, mild disc bulge at L4-5. There is also a mild right posterolateral disc protrusion. Minimal endplate spurring is present along with minimal facet arthropathy. Ther right -sided disc protrusion does mildly narrow the lateral recess, and abuts, but does not clearly compress the right L5 nerve root origin. Within the foramen, the disc protrusion probably does impress on the right L4 nerve root.

There is a difuse, slight disc bulge on L3-4 along with normal facet antropathy. No thecal sac or nerve root impingement is seen.
There is a moderate left paracentral disc protrusion which also extends posterolaterally at L2-3. This appears partially extruded. It causes moderate compression of the left anterolateral thecal sac, lateral recess and the left L3 nerve root orgin. No impress on the left L2 nerve root in the foramen is seen.

A minimal disc bulge is present at L1-2 and another at T12-L1. The conus appears normal. There is slight reversal of the lumbar lordosis.

1. Moderate left-sided disc protrusion at L2-3, probably partially extruded. IT moderately compresses the thecal sac and the left L3 nerve root origin.
2. Probable impress on the right L4 nerve root in the foramen at L4-5 from a posterolateral disc protrusion.
3. Lesser degerative changes at the lumbar disc levels.


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