I have chronic back pain along with shoulder pain in both shoulders but I had an MRI done on my back and i will post my results. I would appreciate any suggestions on how bad it is and what I can do to minimize my chronic pain!!
Lumbar spine MRI
Sagittarius FSE, Axial FSE, Sagittal FLAIR T1, Sagittal IR
The conus is intrinsically normal located at the L1 level. No cord compression is seen.
T11-T12: There is a disc desiccation with disc herniation to the left of midline. No central canal, lateral recess or neural foraminal stenosis is seen..
T-12-L1 through L3-L4: There is no disc bulge or herniation. There is a facet bony hypertrophy without central canal stenosis
L4-L5: There is disc desiccation. There is a disc bulge with superimposed moderate sized disc herniation centrally and paracentrally causing the cal sac compression and mild central canal stenosis. There is a facet bony hypertrophy with bilateral lateral recess and neural foraminal encroachment.
L5-S1: There is a moderate diffuse disc bulge lobulated in contour with facet degenerative changes causing bilateral lateral recess and neural foraminal stenosis. No central canal stenosis is seen. There is a superimposed disc herniation centrally and paracentrally with mild bilateral S1 nerve root encroachment.
Impression: Disc herniation superimposed on disc bulges L4-L5 and L5-S1. Facet degenerative changes with bilateral lateral recess and neural foraminal encroachment especially L4-L5 and L5-S1. Disc herniation to the left of the midline T11-T12.
I'm a 44 year old male who's been in 2 motorcycle accidents. Please give an honest opinion of what's going on here because I'm in so much pain all of the time! Thank you!!!