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Please help me understand MRI results for my son ....thanks

amanda45aamanda45 Posts: 3
edited 03/07/2015 - 7:28 AM in Lower Back Pain

I hope someone can please help me understand my sons MRI results. He has been in severe pain since he was lifting weights about 3 months ago. Although his pain is not in the back , his doctor said it may be referred pain and its radiating to his testicles ,scrotum and groin area .

When he lays down in bed the pain increases. Its been very difficult to find a reason for the pain. He has been to many specialist but not until recently was an MRI ordered. Can you please explain what the results mean. Is it possible this may cause significant pain ?

Thanks so much , I appreciate all your help !

MRI Spine Lumbar w/o contrast

No recent fracture is seen. There is no significant spinal stenosis.

Bulging of annulus is causing mild extrinsic pressure over the ventral margin of thecal sac from L2 to L5 levels. There is mild encroachment of neural foramina by bulging of annulus at L4-L5 level.

thanks again :)



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