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MRI results what does this mean ?

audis3aaudis3 Posts: 17
edited 01/02/2016 - 6:36 AM in Spinal Stenosis
my recent mri says i have l4/5 l/5 s1 disc bulges that is encroaching my thecal dac and also nerve root compression. it says it has progressed since my last mri.
what does all this mean?

8 weeks ago i felt a pop in my back and my muscles have been in spasm and tight since. i now walk like an old man.

would a micro discectomy be helpful for me?

link to duplicate post....................

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was put in place to avoid confusion on the boards.

many people think if they duplicate their thread on several different forum categories, their message will get to more members and responses will follow.

unfortunately, this does not happen.

member a creates thread "a" on forum category: lower back pain
then creates thread "a" on forum category :new member introductions
then creates thread "a" on forum category: conditions not covered.

so now, we have 3 thread "a" all which are 100% duplicates.

member b sees thread "a" in lower back pain and responds.
member c sees thread "a" in conditions not covered
no one reads thread "a" in new member conditions

we now have different posts in the different forum categories but addressing the same subject.

we lose any thread/post continuity. the though process is lost and other members may never read the other thread "a"

that is the real reason this rule is in place!
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