Not sure if anyone knows... but wondering if any of this sounds serious... This is my MRI from last week...
Findings… Mild dextroconvex curvature of the lumbar vertebral column with apex at the L4 level.. Multilevel disc desiccation is seen. Loss of disc space and degenerative endplate change at the –L4- L5 level. Scattered endplate osteophytes are also noted. No abnormal cord signal.
At L2-3, there is disc bulging which flattens the ventral aspect of the thecal sac. Superimposed facet degenerative changes are seen. Mild canal narrowing at this level.
At L3- L4, there is disc bulging which flattens the ventral aspect of the thecal sac. Facet degenerative changes are seen. Mild canal narrowing at this level. Mild foraminal narrowing is also seen on the left. None on Right.
At L4 – L5, there is disc bulging which is slightly eccentric and more pronounced laterally and to the left midline, where there is associated endplate osteophyte. Disc material flattens the ventral thecal sac. There are superimposed facet degenerative changes and thickening of ligamentum flavum. Mild to moderate canal narrowing at this level. Mild to moderate foraminal narrowing is also seen on the left. None on right.
At L5-S1, there is disc bulging which abuts the ventra thecal sac. There are superimposed facet degenerative changes. No evidence of spinal canal stenosis, there is mild foraminal narrowing.
Impression… dextroconvex scolilsis of the lumbar spine, with associated multilevel degenerative change and disc bulging.
Had tried and done within past 5 yrs… monthly Chiropractic visits, epidural shots, PT, and most recently following meds…
Tramadol, Naproxen, Motrin 800, Muscle Relaxers, Norco, and Valium… May as well buy bag of skittles as NONE of this helps. Seeking to see a Ortho Dr this week and not just GP report.