I am a 35 year old busy mother of 5 and have been battling lower back pain for at least 2 months finally got an order for MRI last week..
General: loss of signal in the T11-12,T12-L1, and L3 through S1 discs on T2 weighted images,consistent with degenerative change. No fractures or destructive osseous lesions. Simple right renal cyst noted.
T11-12small to moderate central disc protrusion causing mild ventral the cal sac and cord indentation;sagittal images only
L3-4 mild disc bulge causing no impingement
L4-5 small central disc extrusion with 3mm casual extension and associated annular tear and mild facet hypertrophy causing no impingement
L5-S1 moderate central disc extrusion with 3mm casual extension causing no impingement
My sports med dr just told me I had 1,degeneration g disc 2 discs that are missing g the jelly he says no physical therapy and that I will b treading water for now. Recommends a steroid epidural in which I am waiting for another 2weeks waling on a crutch in excruciating pain still. He didn't mention the right renal cyst at all so I have been googling just still don't understand this report is it serious or no? I am in so much pain daily and would least like to understand in words I understand what is going on inside of my body? I hope someone can help anything would be greatly appreciated BC I am a normal in shape 35 year old woman ..any advice on what else I can do or should do as well. Thank you