What is an Annular tear?

What is an Annular tear?

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What is an Annular tear?

My MRI report also says ; There has been interim development of a dorsal midline annular tear and a small central disc protrusion at the L5-S1 level.

Could this be the cause of pains that started about 4 weeks after my surgery? It feels like the pain that caused me to have my first surgery but according to the MRI everything in that area is holding well. I get so tired of all the BS with back Crying

Anne

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Go to www.chirogeek.com and

Go to www.chirogeek.com and get into a comfortable position. Lots of reading but very well worth it!

What level did you have your ALIF? Was a discogram ever done on you?

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L4-L5 endoscopic transforaminal microdiscectomy June, 2007
L5-S1 endoscopic transforaminal microdiscectomy May, 2008

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Wow great

Wow great site Paul! Good reading.

Karen

Hug Hug : Karen
L3-S1 herniation and bulges, stenosis, mod facet,ddd,impinged nerves,coccydinia
discectomy/lami July 2011-unsuccessful
adr L5-S1 Feb 2012

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The ALIF was at the L4-L5 and I didn't have a "disco"gram but I can still BOOGY DOWN! ~LOL~

ALIF April 2011 but it turns out I broke before it barely fused.
L4-L5 posterior fusion December 2013

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I'm a little confused

I'm a little confused.
Is this the MRI from before the surgery or after?

Annular tear means the outer material of the disc 'tore'. Think of it as sausage casing. The casing is the annulus and the meat is the disc material.

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Dnice

it's the one from after

ALIF April 2011 but it turns out I broke before it barely fused.
L4-L5 posterior fusion December 2013