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Help understanding mri report
Hello, I had a coulple of mri reports done and they seem vauge and to me doesnt really justify why im in so much pain according to my doctors that have read them.
It says the D11-12 disc is a little narrow, it shows schmoral node formation with a minimal bulg. the l1-2, l2-3 and l3-4 show minimal schmorl nod formation, but no evidence of any significant bulge. l5-s1 disc shows significant disc dehydration and there is a small bulge. this is causing slight flattening of the sac, but the central canal, lateral recesses and foramina appear normal in size. there is schmorl node formation seen in the lower thorasic and upper lumbar discs, but these discs otherwise appear normal appart from a minimal bulge at the t12-l1 level. disc degeneration at the l5-s1 level with marked disc dehydration and a small bulge.
Please help me understand this report more. My doctors that have read this report are saying that I shouldnt be in any pain. And that everything seems normal for my age (31)
I injured myself lifting a 200lb object several times, that I cant really describe because Im in the military. Im in serious pain 24/7 on top of the spinal pain, I think that every muscle that I have in my back is constantly in a spasm. this has been going on for over 9 months and I dont see a light or any tunnel. I have been fighting to get cortizone shots for some kind of relief but the doctors dont want to go in that direction. But that is what the back specialist recommended. I have these dvd's with images but I cant save them to my computer. Its like its own program and Iam not able to save them or do anything when it running. however I have compared them to others on a google search and they look worse than alot except those that have extreme cases and are completely imobilizing.
Thanks for reading and any info would be appriciated.