I have severe back pain and it hurts in my legs my shoulder and my neck, my doctor sent me for an MRI and I got the results back today. I have to go see a neurosurgeon next week but I don't quite understand what all of the results mean. Can someone please help me to understand.
Results are as follows:
MRI lumbar spine.
History: Low back pain.
Procedure: Multiplanar MR imaging of the lumbar spine was performed in multiple MR sequences.
Findings: The conus terminates at the L1-L-2 level and is grossly normal.. Disc Desciccation is noted at L5-S1. The height and alignment is normal.
At T11-T12, there is minimal disc bulge and facet arthrosis. The is no canal or foraminal narrowing.
At L3-L4, there is minimal disc bulge and facet arthrosis. There is no canal or foraminal narrowing.
L4-L5, there is mild diffuse disc bulge. Bowel facet arthrosis is noted. There is no disc protrusion or herniation. There is no canal narrowing. Mild Bilateral foraminal narrowing is noted.
At L5-S1, there is mild disc bulge with a small broad-based central disc protrusion and annular tear. This touches the descending left S1 nerve root just above the lateral recess. There is no central canal narrowing. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing is noted.
Impression: Multilevel degenerative disc diseasse as described above.
Please help I hope I got all of these words spelled correctly if not I must apologize. Thank you for taking the time to read my post and I will be forever greatful for any help.