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Help reading my MRI images..

FcatFFcat Posts: 6
edited 12/22/2014 - 7:14 PM in Lower Back Pain
hi
had an mri this afternoon of my lower back.

ive been having lower back pain for several years, i had a bad car accident in august and since then the severity has increased a lot, about an 8 out of 10 most days. ive just finished 10 weeks of physio but it doesnt feel any better. i went to see an orthopedic dr (who i cant see for another 3 weeks with the diagnosis) and wondered if anyone can give me a heads up on what may be going on ? my dr said he thought there was a fracture in one or maybe 2 of my vertebrae (after having 2 xrays) said there is some wear and tear but was also concerned about my spinal cord around the lower vertebrae.

ive circled where about the pain is and it looks different to the other area of my spine on the mri scans.

image

any info is appreciated
thanks
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Comments

  • LizLiz Posts: 9,764
    edited 12/22/2014 - 7:15 PM
    there is nobody on the forum medically qualified or permitted to interpret or advise on a mri finding
    https://www.spine-health.com/forum/announcements/spine-health-announcements/mri-reports-why-we-cant-advise

    welcome message

    Liz, 

    Veritas-Health Forum Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • FcatFFcat Posts: 6
    edited 12/23/2014 - 2:57 AM
    liz said:
    there is nobody on the forum medically qualified or permitted to interpret or advise on a mri finding
    https://www.spine-health.com/forum/announcements/spine-health-announcements/mri-reports-why-we-cant-advise

    welcome message


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  • But hang in there and keep us posted. There's a wealth of information and support here. Often supplementary to medical advice to help with the mental strength you need with spine issues. I hope you get the answers you're looking for.
  • It does look painful to me and is obviously part of the reason you're so miserable. Your images remind me of my MRI. But, that said, you really need to have a follow up with your physician who ordered MRI to talk specifically about your images.

    I know it's hard to wait but it will be worth it for a proper diagnosis.
    2015: Thoracic protrusions C7-T1, T3-4, T6-8
    Dec'13: 360FusionL4-S1 w/bone graft
    2013: 3x2-level disc injections: 12mo surgery postponement
    Dec'12: DiscogramL4-S1
    Sep/Oct'12: Bi-lateral Rhizo AblationsL4- S1
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