So i just got an email from my doc telling me about my MRI report results. It says I have a disk bulge at l5/s1 , but that there is no nerve compression. He doesn't think my pain is being caused from this. I am glad that its not really bad, but now i am confused as to why i have the pain going down my left side.
the report also said something that i am puzzled about-- it said i have a " conjoined nerve root". does anyone know what that means? i will paste the report.
MRI lumbar spine.
TECHNIQUE: T1 and T2-weighted sagittal and axial sequences.
Osseous alignment: Normal.
Bone marrow signal: Normal.
Disc hydration status: Diminished at L5-S1.
Paraspinous soft tissues: Normal.
Conus medullaris: Normal.
Intervertebral disc spaces:
L5-S1: Mild diffuse disc bulge. There is no evidence subluxation. No nerve
root compression is identified. Incidental note is made of conjoined right L5
and S1 nerve root.
Mild degenerative disc changes at L5-S1.