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I just recently had an MRI to my lower back and I am so confused by my results. I don't understand any of it!! I just know that I am in a lot of pain!
This is what my test results show:
|At L5-S1, there is a small right paracentral disc protrusion|
|which results in partial effacement of the right subarticular|
|zone. The disc extrusion contacts but does not significantly|
|displace the descending right S1 nerve root. There is mild|
|bilateral neural foraminal stenoses.|
|Lumbar spine MR epidemiology|
|The following findings are more likely to be clinically|
|* Moderate or severe stenosis|
|* Disc extrusion|
|* Nerve root displacement or compression|
|* Grade 2 or higher listhesis|
|The following findings are less likely to be clinically|
|* Annular Fissure|
|* Disc height loss|
|* Mild stenosis|
|* Nerve root contact without displacement/compression|
|* Grade 1 listhesis|
|* Disc dessication|
|* Disc bulge|
|* Disc protrusion|
|* Facet degeneration (any severity)|
If someone knows what all this means I would really appreciate it.
Thank you in advance!