I was wondering how your doctor orders an MRI to monitor your back condition? My last MRI was two years ago and my pain has increased over that time.
The results of my last MRI were:
Findings: Developmentaly small lumbar canal secondary to short pedicals, particulaly apparent at the L2-L3 and L3-L4 levels. Tiny Schmorl's nodes at L2-L3 through L4-L-5. Mild loss of intervertebral disk height at the L3-L4 level.
At L2-L3 there is mild facet hypertrophy with ligamentum flavum thickening and a minor broad based posterior protrusion that extends into the inferior formina. There is mild central canal stenosis and mild inferior foraminal narrowing, bilaterally.
At L3-L4 there is mild hypertrophy bilaterally with a mild broad based posterior disk protrusion that extends into the inferior foramina. There is mild bilateral inferior foraminal narrowing and mild central canal stenosis.
At L4-L5 there is mild bilateral facet degenerative change. Minimal broad based posterior protrusion with mild effacement of the anterior thecal sac and mild bilateral inferior foraminal narrowing, left greater than right.
At L5-S1 there is mild right sided facet degeneration and mild bilateral foraminal narrowing.