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HELP- Explain these MRI FIndings

ariansenatoraariansenator Posts: 2
edited 12/07/2014 - 4:43 PM in Lower Back Pain
I had my first MRI 4-5 years ago, At that time doc told me its a pinched nerve at L5-S1 and does not require surgery.

Over the years i had bout of pains kinda like episodes come and go ,my goto med at that time is ultracet(acetamenophin+tarmadol), make no mistake this problem have damaged my lifestyle , pain has changed me as a person what pisses me maybe 40 days i m good as a nromal person and then next 7-10 days down on pain killers.

Lately, i had these pain episodes on recurrent bases so i went to the doc again and he suggested me a new MRI however when the results came he said the same thing "ohh you have a pinched nerve at L5-S1 , so we may cure by medicine nothing which requires a surgery" however what amazed me was when i compared my previous MRI and the new one, i have found so many new findings which has scared me as shit as deep down i feel my problem has escalated.

So here i write my New MRI Findings, If someone can co-relate please Response.

- There is a transitional vertebrae at lumbo-sacral region wit complete scarlization of L5 vertebrae.
-there is posterocentral disc protusion at l5-s1 disc causing indentation on thecal sac and spinal stenosis
-there is facet joint effusion in lumbar region.

kind regards


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