I recently underwent and this was the results. Can somebody interpret them for me??
Normal bone marrow signal
There is a grade 1 anterolisthesis at l4/l5
there is mild disc dehydration at most levels
Normal appearance of the distal spinal cord and thecal sac
At L2/L3 there is an annular disc bulge with moderate narrowing of both exiting neural foramina, facet joint hypertrophy, with mild to moderate narrowing of the thecal sac.
at L3/L4 there is facet joint hypertrophy with mild to moderate narrowing of the thecal sac
at L4/L5 there is facet joint hypertrophy and moderate narrowing of the thecal sac
At l5/s1 there is no significant thecal sac or exiting foramina narrowing
I have had bladder cancer surgery over 15 years ago and since then have suffered greatly with my lower back and left leg and also sudden falls
Can anybody advise me of the results of my mri
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No on one the Spine-Health patient forums is medically qualified to provide any advice or
or recommendations on any diagnostic test. However, the following key words can apply
MILD Treated with conservative measures such as Physical Therapy and mild medications. Many times these situations can be cleared up and the condition can be resolved.
MODERATE Some more treatments may be needed, ie Spinal Injections, Ultra sound and stronger medications. Always a possibility of more aggressive treatment if the conservative measures don't help
SEVERE Need for stronger medications. The requirement for surgery may be necessary
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