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what kind of disc bulge?

scopussscopus Posts: 14
edited 08/29/2016 - 9:49 AM in Lower Back Pain
hey again guys, so after alot of frustration with my insurance company not wanting to give mri i decided to just pay for one. Just got mri results and its all kinna foreign to me, if someone could please help decipher it into what it all means , esp like is the bulge posterior or anterior ? since i see different pt exercises online for each and want to do the right kind. any recommendations to help me heal much appreciated


The L5-S1 level demonstrates a broad-based mild diffuse disc bulge which contacts the thecal sac
but does not significantly compress it.
The disc material extends into both lateral recesses and neural foramina, slightly greater to the LEFT
where it contacts but does not compress or displace the ipsilateral exiting nerve root.
There are no obvious intermedullary, intradural extramedullary, or extradural, or epidural lesions
Normal vertebral body height and marrow signal are present.
No obvious acute fracture or dislocation is noted.
Neural foramina are patent at all of the visualized levels, except as described above
No perivertebral masses or free or contained fluid collections are seen.
No acute process is noted within lumbosacral spine.
Mild diffuse disc bulge at L5-S1 level, as above.

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