I find it depressing that my MRI report is non-understandable to me and must wait another week for dr appt to get an interpretation. Some of the areas that concern me, or that I think look concerning include...
A. Every test area noted "broad-based posterior annular bulge",
B. two areas noted "central disc protrusion",
C. "mild narrowing of the lateral recess and neural foramina",
D. two areas noted of "straightening of the lumbar spine", "straightening of the cervical spine",both areas state "which could be secondary to spasm.",
E. "multilevel endplate changes and Schmorl's nodes in the lower thoracic and in the lumbar spine",
F. "synovial cyst",
G. "hypointense T1 and T2 signal measuring approximately 11 mm. This could represent a bone island.",
H. "patchy marrow signal",
I. "uncovertebral joint hypertrophic changes, right greater than left, causing noderate right and mild left neural foraminal narrowing.",
J. two areas noted "posterior osteophytes causing moderate effacement of the ventral subarachnoid space and mild bilateral neural foraminal narrowing."
K. "decrease in intervertebral disc height and endplate changes.",
L. "mild posterior ligamentous hypertrophic changes contributing to spinal canal narrowing."
M. "There is loss of normal hyperintense T2 signal in the cervical and upper thoracic intervertebral discs,
consistent with disc desiccation." There is spondylosis at C5-C6 and C6-C7.",
N. "At L4-L5, there is approximately 2.3 mm broad-based posterior annular bulge with ligamentum flavum and facet joint hypertrophic changes causing moderate to severe narrowing of the left lateral recess and left neural foramina and moderate narrowing of the right lateral recess and right neural foramina. The AP diameter of the spinal canal is 1.6 mm. Posterior to the left inferior facet is a synovial cyst measuring approximately 2 mm."
If anybody is knowledgeable in any of these descriptions from my MRI report, please Private Message me