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MRI impression

please translate in laymen's words: angular left-side disc extrusion is present. Extends from midline into proximal aspect the left neural foramen, is approx 7 mm in width extends approx 8 mm dorsal to vertebral body margin, indenting thecal sac and impinging on left L5 nerve root


  • Unfortunately no one on here is qualified or able to interpret your results. I assume you have an appointment soon to go over these findings? Do you a bit of history you can offer us as well?
    Progressive DDD
    Chronic S1 Radiculopathy
    Discectomy L5-S1 2002
    Discectomy, Laminotomy/Foraminotomy L3-S1 January 2014
    Bilateral SI Joint Fusion and 2 level spinal Fusion October 2014
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  • for him to explain to you what the MRI results mean or don't mean.....unfortunately, we can not provide a diagnosis or an intrepretation of your MRI.
  • Google is your best friend. All of these terms can be found on Google
    1992 L5/S1 Laminectomy
    2001 L5/S1 Second Laminectomy
    2008 L5/S1 Fusion.

    Current Condition:
    C5-C6 disc herniation
    C6-C7disc bulge
    C2-C6 Spinal Stenosis and Foramina Stenosis, facet joint degeneration and osteophyte
  • Had my mri last week and I asked for a copy of the disc; I knew I shouldn't have looked at it- I knew it was going to be bad. The other clue was when the mri tech asked me if i was in a car accident! Am waiting for my doctor's appointment so we can go over it together. Not looking forward to it.
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