Advice on MRI results
I was wondering if anyone could offer some advice, i have had these results today from my MRI.
I am only 40 and do not wish to stay on meds long term do you think i will need an operation?
Degenerative loss of disc height and signal in the lower 3 lumber disks and multilevel facet joint hypertrophy
L3 / L4 the combination of the posterior ostephytic bar and bilateral facet joint hypertrophy is causing mild central and lateral canal stenosis
L4/L5 broadbased right posterior osteophytic bar and bilateral facet joint hypertrophy causing moderate right lateral recess stenosis and mild central and left lateral recess stenosis. There is impingement of the right L5 nerve root in the lateral recess
L5 /S1 broad based posterior discophytic bar causing moderate narrowing of the right neural foramen and just touching the L5 nerve root within the neural foramen
I have pain everyday i have been given Amitriptyline but this does not ease pain....
Any advice etc