Just received my MRI and need to wait 2 weeks for my follow up appointment. Can anyone help me read the results and let me know how serious my condition is??? FYI 28 year old male
L3/4 Essentially normal
L4/5 Mild diffuse annular bulge. mild flattening out of the ventral thecal sac although no spinal stenosis. the bulging disk closely approached both L5 nerve roots.
L5-S1 There is a large left paracentral disk herniation with significant mass effect on the ventral and ventrolateral thecal sac. there is superior disk extrusion up to the superior L5 Level, the extruded disk material measuring at least 22 mm craniocaudal by 10mm AP by 11mm transverse. There is displacement of multiple adjacent nerve roots including the left S1 and S2 nerve roots. There is acquired spinal stenosis and there is left lateral recess stenosis. small endplate spurs are present. There is mild bilateral nueral foramen narrowing.
Large left paracentral L5-S1 disk herniation with superior extrusion and with significant mass effect on the thecal sac as described above.
Mild L4-5 degenerative disk disease
Straightening of lumbar lordosis.
Can someone help explain this to me please as I would like to know before my appointment in two weeks. Essentially am I looking at surgery???
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