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Diffuse bulging of L3-L4 and L4-L5 discs

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,605

i am suffering from sciatica pain from last two year. My MRI report is as follows

• T1, T2 sagittal and axial sections of the lumber spine were studied
• Sacralisation of L5 vertebra.
• Diffuse bulging of L3-L4 and L4-L5 discs.
• Small central disc bulge with lateral recess narrowing at L3-L4 level
• Hyperintense signal are noted in right ilium and sacrum at the level of right S.I joint—sacroilitis
• Rest of the disc and vertebral bodies appear normal.
• Cord signals and facet joint appear normal
• Conus and cauda signals appear normal
• Soft tissues appear normal

Please suggest me what could be a possible and permanent solution to this problem. waiting for reply...



  • Since we are not medical professionals on here we are unable to decipher and explain what your MRI report means in lamens' terms. We/I can, however, offer you support, understanding and compassion for the pain and daily struggles you are faced with due to back issues. When do you meet with your doctor to go over the results of your MRI?

    I know it can be frustrating when you get your written report and there are a bunch of words on there that you don't understand. Like many of us, you probably waited a while to have this test and are anxious for an answer or diagnosis to your pain you are experiencing and to start with a course of treatment asap.

    Hang in there and be patient. Please keep us updated once you've had your appt with your doc for results. Please feel free to PM me with any questions, comments, concerns or if you just want to chat or vent about your frustrations.
  • most of your lower disc are fusing together .that's my understanding of your report. a good neuro /ortho surgeon may be able to sort you out .but most people that have even a good out come suffer with permanent back ache post surgery .do you have leg pain? because if you do the surgeon would want to stop that for you by doing a laminectomy or something similar . meanwhile try TENS and ice packs {i take it that you are under the care of a health professional?} .some good advice ..if you can avoid surgery then do so !
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