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Got mri results pls help

Hey everyone so i had ann mri done recently and want to know what this means "unusual appearance of thoracolumbar rather numerous individual nerve roots are seen." 


Also have L1-2. L2-3  Disc bulge 

L4-5 central disc bulge 

L5-s1 tarlov cyst at s1-2 


What does the part aboit the nerve root mean?

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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 12,771

    There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
    This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test 

    That being said, there are always three keywords in all diagnostic reports

    MILD Treated
    with conservative measures such as Physical Therapy and mild medications. 
    Many times these situations can be cleared up and the condition can be resolved
    without any additional treatments.
    MODERATE Some
    more treatments may be needed, ie Spinal Injections, Ultra sound and stronger
    medications.  Always a possibility of more aggressive treatment if
    the conservative measures don't help
    SEVERE Need for
    stronger medications.  The requirement for surgery may
    be  necessary


    Another key word to look for is unremarkable   
    That is always a good indication!


    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
  • I dont see any of those on my results. I currently jist lost my insurance and i am looking to see if anyome has ever had any similar results to see if it is somthing i should immediately get looked at . ive never heard of the cognital anomaly or the numerous nerve roots being seen 

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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 12,771

    What you posted is too vague to try to even identify something.

     thoracolumbar  generally is associated with right or left curve in Scoliosis.   But again, that is just the term, does not mean what is being diagnosed.

    Since, you dont have all the details,  you really need to get your doctor to explain everything to you.

    You should get a copy of the mri report and the image on CD.   All patients are entitled to get these.  Most centers provide that for the patient at zero cost.   I have heard one person say that the image on the CD cost $5.00 

    The mri report is where you will find the keywords I mentioned.


    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
  • Hey i got a copy of mri report but it doesnt say any of that it just states the bluges i have in disks and the part about the nerve endings and says it is recommened i have another mri done called a thoracic spinal mri to look at additional cogential anomolies. My dr is a primary and they dont seem to care about patients anymore. Can i make my own appt with a pain management or spine speicialist or would it be best to be referred

  • Also the 1.3 cm tarlov cyst i have and my thercal sac is 12 mm and ive read they should be 15 to 27 mm 

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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 12,771

    You can call different specialists.  Some may require referrals and alot depends on your insurance rules.

    Curious, I've see and read so many diagnostic reports from MRIs  Every single one of them would at one point or another in the details describe the situation as mild, moderate or severe. Those are the words that should correspond to the actual MRI image and help the doctors decide which path to take.

    The absences of any of those words would make me think that the overall mri analysis is normal

    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
  • It may be on a different paper. It states i have several cognital abnormalities that is recommended i have a thoracic lumbar mri to see additional abnormalities and several disk bulges but the "rather numerous individual nerve roots at t 12 " is what im wanting to understand and figure out. 

  • You need to get the thoracic MRI if that is what was recommended so the doctors can really see what is going on also reading a report can freak you out when that particular level may be bulging but not really causing any problem. You will never know until you get all of the testing and talk to your DR.

  • Thank you i will be getting it done asap. Im just ready to see wat the problem is i am so tired of beinf in pain all of the time

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