Heavy Pain in L1, L2, L3, L4, L5 discs

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Heavy Pain in L1, L2, L3, L4, L5 discs

I'm having excruciating pain in my L1, L2, L3, L4, L5 discs.

I have an MRI Report of my "Lumbo Sacral Spine"

I visited a doctor after my MRI but I would like to get a second opinion of what exactly my condition is at the moment.

Do I need to have a surgery or not or is there a way around it. I also have type 2 diabetes and am almost 70 yrs old.

I have a single page PDF copy of the "MRI Report of my Lumbo Sacral Spine"

I'm not sure how to attach a file to this message but I can send it to you as a attachment from my email

I don't seem to understand the terminology they use and I would like if you could tell me what the MRI report says in plain English

Jeff Owen

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Hi Jeff!

The best thing would be for doctor to explain it and it can be difficult to understand.

It's helpful to bring a family member or friend with you and they can help you understand and then make decisions.

Nothing is ever wrong with a second opinion, but it really should be another doc.

If you want to talk about how you are feeling.. how we can support you..we are here for you.

Best of luck to you!

I am not a medical professional. Anything I write is from my own experiences.

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Hi Jeff

Welcome to Spine-Health.

I'm afraid that nobody here is qualified nor allowed to interpret MRI reports as we're not doctors. So getting a "second opinion" here is not a viable option. Taking your films to another doctor would be the best way to get a second opinion.

What most of us do when we're very curious about what the meaning of our MRI is, is use the Spine-Health search function at the top of the page for each word or phrase that you don't understand. Other than that, we can offer you support, like Savage said, and our experiences, but not much more than that.

What does your current doctor say is the problem and what plan do they want to make for you? Take care and keep us posted.

Last seen: 3 years 11 months ago
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Thought I should add a

Thought I should add a little note

MRI report is a Single page about 20-25 lines Printed Word document , it is not pictures or film

Thanks everyone who has suggested and supported me so far. Please send me your opinions and suggestions.