I'm 26 and had back surgery last October due to bulging disc ( L5-S1) and sciatica. I've had a great year with mild leg numbness in my right leg from the knee down that was toleraeted. In july I sneezed and felt a sharp pain run down my leg and I could hardly move. My doctor said it was just a pissed off nerve and diagnosed me with sciatica then referred me to PT and pain management to have ESI. He said i had scar tissue around my nerve and some forming around my spinal fluid. I got a copy of my MRI today and was wondering if anyone could help me. What does this mean exactly?
L2-L3 there is mild bilateral facet arthropathy
L3-L4 there is mild bilateral facet arthropathy
L4-L5 there is degenerative disk disease with central disk bulge. There is mild bilateral facet arthropathy. There is minimal narrowing of the central canal.
L5-S1 there is degenerative disk disease with mild, broad based disk bulge. There is mild narrowing involving the inferior aspect of the left neural foramen. There is suggestion of a post surgical defect involving the right aspect of the lamina. Correlation with a previous surgical history recommended. NO ONE is permitted to respond to your post asking for interpretation or explanation of your medical tests. That information needs to come from your medical provider.
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