I just had an xray of my lumbar spine and right and left knees today because I am having severe pain in my left leg and lower back. I have a history of blood clots, and had a clot ruled out. Can someone please help me understand what the results mean? I've had problems with sciatica and bulging discs in the last year and a half. Thanks.
Value: * * *Final Report* * *
DATE OF EXAM: Oct 13 2,014 5:23PM
TWX 1,444 - XR LUMBAR AP/LAT/L5S1 / ACCESSION # 96,295,901
PROCEDURE REASON: Pain in limb
* * * * Physician Interpretation * * * *
CLINICAL INDICATION: Pain in limb
PT STS PAIN IN LT LEG AND LOWER BACK, HX OF BLOOD CLOTS
TECHNIQUE: XR KNEE AP/LAT, XR LUMBAR AP/LAT/L5S1
COMPARISON: No available prior study.
Lumbar spine RESULT: 3 views of the lumbar spine. Assuming for the
purposes of this dictation the caudal-most lumbar-like vertebral body
represents L5 Levocurvature lumbar spine. Endplate spurring at multiple
levels in the lumbar spine. No acute fracture identified. SI joints are
normal in appearance. The imaged bowel gas pattern is nonobstructive.
Left knee RESULT: 2 views of the left knee. Spurring of the posterior
superior patella. Narrowing of the medial compartment joint space. There
is no acute fracture, dislocation, aggressive osseous lesion, or
radiopaque foreign body identified.
Right knee RESULT: Single view of the right knee. Narrowing of medial
compartment joint space. No gross fracture or dislocation identified.
* Degenerative change
Result status: Final result