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lovemygirlsllovemygirls Posts: 2
edited 06/16/2015 - 5:09 PM in Lower Back Pain
Hi. I am new to this so forgive me if I don't get it quite right !! I am 55 yo female. I had Mri of lumbar back in 2008 & 2009 both showed Transitional S-1 with pseudoarthrosis on the left. I am not sure what this meant at the time because it was never explained to me . I had another MRI in May 2015 and this was not written in Radiologist report. Any ideas what that is and if so did it get better
New MRI of lumbar shows disc space narrowing of L3-S1, L1/2 mild narrowing and disc bulge, L2-3 and L3-4 L4-5 also disc bulging. Probable atypical vertebral body hemangioma at T10. I am in physical therapy 2 weeks now
AND Cervical issues

I should have given more info. Back and spine have always bothered me to some degree for 15+ years. Off and on done PT and pain mends thru primary Dr. 2012 was treated for carpal tunnel by Neuro. Conservative treatment helped alleviate symptoms. Had occasional flare ups. Went back to Neuro late last year and iEMG showed C-7 Radiculopathy. MRI showed mild scoliosis and between L3 and S1 disc space narrowing. DDD and C4-C5 mild end plate changes with small broad based ostephytes.. c5-C6 end plate changes with midline AP the al sac diameter 9-10mm. Impression is mild spinal canal stenosis C4-C5 and borderline c6-C7 stenosis. Congenital short pedicels.
Still under Neuro care but haven't started therapy yet.
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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
    edited 06/16/2015 - 10:37 PM
    You will find much info on this SH site.

    It may also benefit you to use the __search__on this site, upper right on page.
    Type in your concerns and you may be led to older posts, articles and videos that may be helpful to you.
    Sometimes I am led to further questions that I may continue to look up, or questions I will write down to ask my doctor about.

    You mentioned that you did not receive understandable explanation from your doctor about something.
    Please talk with doctor again. Communication with doctor is very important and he may think you understand.
    When he explains it to your satisfaction, you will both be on the same page.
    Never be afraid to ask for clarification. That's what he's there for. :)
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