Hi, my husband had an MRI after having x-rays because he's had lower back pain for years. He's a disabled Veteran and I believe the VA is not doing what they should... The doctor has prescribed him a mild pain reliever and is only giving him a month supply at a time with no refills. Last time we saw her she said, "See you in 3 months"... So what is he supposed to do in the 2 months without pain relievers? Anyways, this is what we've gotten for his results. The doctor said he has mild arthritis and it's so mild that her and I probably had it. NO.
MRI OF THE LUMBAR SPINE WITHOUT AND WITH CONTRAST:
PROCEDURE: Using the 1.5 Tesla Siemens Espree MRI scanner, following sequences of the lumbar spine without and with intravenous gadolinium (10 cc Omniscan): Sagittal T1, sagittal stir, sagittal T2; axial T1 pre-and postcontrast, axial T2.
There is a 1.4 cm nonenhancing high T1 signal intensity lesion in L4 vertebral body representing an intravertebral lipoma. There is also an enhancing 1.3 cm high T2 signal lesion in T12 vertebral body which cannot be well characterized on this MRI lumbar spine could representing intravertebral hemangioma. The rest of the vertebral bodies demonstrate normal morphology and signal characteristics. There is mild degenerative changes with disc desiccation at L4-5 and L5-S1. The rest of the interertebral discs are unremarkable. The conus demonstrates normal morphology and signal characteristics.
L5-S1: 4 mm broad-based posterior disc buldge. No evidence of central canal or neural formania narrowing.
Remaining other lumbar spine disc levels unremarkable.
There is a 1.7 cm cyst in the lower right kidney
Mild degenerative disc disease with disc desiccation involving L4-5 and L5-S1.
No evidence of central canal or neural foramina narrowing.
1.4 cm intravertebral lipoma involving L4 vertebral body.
1.3 cm enhancing high T2 signal intensity lesion in T12 vertebral body which cannot be well characterized on this MRI lumbar spine could be an intravertebral hemangioma.
Primary Diagnostic Code: MINOR ABNORMALITY
Now, to me, this doesn't seem like a minor abnormality in a 27 year old man.... Please tell me if you have any experience with this kind of finding in your MRI... I have typed this up as I see it on the report word for word. Thank you in advance!