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Opinion from my mri

garcia2646ggarcia2646 Cathedral city California Posts: 4
edited 09/03/2016 - 1:02 PM in Lower Back Pain
hello guy how are you i need your opinion regarding my mri i see my back specialis and he read the report from my mri and he say is don't show anything but i am in pain on my back ciatica please tell me what do you thing of my report and if is true what the doc say or sure i look for another doc 
mri of the lumbar spine without and with intravenous contrast
finding the l5 s1 disc level demonstrate moderate decreased disc height partial disc dessication marginal osteophytosis and 5 mm posterior apex left foraminal disc osteaphyte complex chronic protrusion with 1.4 cm transverse base in addition mild to moderate facet hypertrophy is observed on the left contributing to moderate left sided foraminal narrowing and to mild to moderate left sided subarticular zone stenosis the central spinal canal right subarticular zone and rigth neural foramen are patent post contrast imagin exhibits enhancing annular fissuring posteriory at l5 s1 and extending to the left neural foramen enhancing granulation type tissue is odserved extending via a left l5 s1 hemilaminotomy the inflammatory change extend about the left l5 dorsal root gangling and to the l5 s1 please let me know what do you thing from the result because i don't thing he is saying the true any advise will be very aprecieted thank you very much

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 MILD Treated with conservative measures such as Physical Therapy and mild medications. Many times these situations can be cleared up and the condition can be resolved.

 MODERATE Some more treatments may be needed, ie Spinal Injections, Ultra sound and stronger medications. Always a possibility of more aggressive treatment if the conservative measures don't help 

SEVERE Need for stronger medications. The requirement for surgery may be necessary  

Liz, Spine-health Moderator



  • Ellen625EEllen625 New Jersey, USPosts: 757
    Hi garcia
    We are not doctors nor are we allowed to interpret mri results. I would suggest getting another opinion. Write down all your questions and make sure you understand what the doctor is telling you and that the doctor understands your pain levels.
    Good luck!
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