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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:19 AM in New Member Introductions

Just got the MRI results back and am pretty shattered.
Thought I only had a lumbar disc herniated and was causing the muscles to spasm in all parts of my back. - According to the MRI report apparently I have more than that:

“There is no significant disc space narrowing or disc dessication. At the C5/6/7 T/1 levels there are minimal generalised disc bulges producing minimal anterior impressions on the thecal sac. The exit foramina are clear”

“There is no significant disc space narrowing or disc dessication. There are minimal generalised disc bulges at T1/2/3 levels producing impressions on the thecal sac. There are also minimal anterior impressions on the thecal sac at T/5/6/7 levels due to generalised disc bulges and small posterior vertebral body osteophytes. The exit foramina are clear. No abnormal areas of signal intensity seen within the thoracic spinal cord”

1. What are Vertebral body osteophytes
2. Is it common to have that many generalised bulges hitting the sac in that many discs? I.e. T/1/2/3 T5/6/7 C5/6/7/T1
3. What would have caused this injury?
4. What is management for this type of injury i.e. pelvic floor muscle exercises, gym?
5. What is the likely hood of surgery?
6. Can I still go walking recreationally, can is still work?
7. Is it really that bad compared to other spinal injuries
:( :(


  • I am not in the medical field but that actually does not look bad at all to me. There is lots of info on this site that will help you figure it out. welcome to SH and please keep us posted of what you find.
  • Do you have a followup with doctor to explain MRI findings and treatment? Wishing you a pain free day.

  • that it would be helpful to speak to your doc about the MRI so that it can be explained to you. It sounds like you are in lots of pain. Are you under the care of a pain management doctor? Have you had any treatments yet to make you more comfortable? Sometimes you can get injections to help with the muscle spasms.

  • :) perhaps shattered is a bit strong for right now. you have jumped way ahead of the game. some of that is just a matter of aging so slow down. let your doctor make these things clear before you fall apart. good luck! Jenny :)
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