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Littlea41LLittlea41 Posts: 1
edited 07/27/2015 - 9:54 PM in Lower Back Pain
Hello. If anyone has the knowledge to break this down for me I sure would appreciate it! My NS app is in a week and I want to get the jist of what's going on. Thank you for your time!

Findings: Examination assumes 5 lumbar vertebrae. The conus ends at T12. There is loss of vertebral and disc heights throughout most marked at L4-L5 and L3-L4. No acute fracture, spondylolyses spondylosis is seen. There is no gross abnormal signal evident within the cord. Overall the bone marrow remains brighter than the adjacent disc spaces.

T12-L1: Circumferential bulging of the disc with mild bilateral foramina stenosis.

L1-L2: Circumferential bulging of the disc with mild bilateral foramina stenosis.

L2-L3: Circumferential bulging of the disc with mild bilateral foramina stenosis.

L3-L4: Circumferential bulging of the disc with broad-based disc fusion in the midline with tiny annular tear at 12:00 with severe bilateral foramina and moderate to severe canal stenosis.

L4-L5: Circumferential bulging of the disc with severe bilateral foramina and canal stenosis.

L5-S1: Circumferential bulging of the disc with moderate bilateral foramina stenosis.

Impression: Degenerative changes as above most marked at L3-L4 and L4-L5.

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