A friend of mine recommended this website to me as he thought I would likely benefit from it. I'll get right to it then. I am a 31 year old male suffering from chronic lumbar pain. It's has progressively been getting worse as the years go on. Besides the back pain I also get severe sharp pain that radiates to my left buttock, it comes waves and stops me in my tracks. I recently got a mri and like some help on what the results mean. Here it is.
There is degenerative disc disease at L5-S1 with disc desiccation
and loss of normal bright T2 signal intensity. Broad-based
central/left paracentral disc protrusion is present, indenting
the thecal sac. Minimal right neural foraminal narrowing