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help please with mri results please

Started by farron88 on 09/27/2010 4:09pm

HELLO EVERY ONE I JUST GOT MY MRI RESULTS AND I CAN NOT UNDER STAND ITS ALL JIBERISH TO ME PLEASE IF YOU CAN HELP ME UNDERSTAND ILL MAKE IT SHORT MRI READS INTERVERTEBRAL DICS ; DESSICATION OF THE L3/L4 DISC IS NOTED ,REST OF THE DISC DEMONSTRATE NORMAL HIGHT , L3-4 THERE IS A MILD DIFFUSE ANNULAR DIC BULGE WITH A SMALL CENTRAL ANNULAR TEAR MINIMALLY EFFACING THE VENTRAL THECAL SAC NO FORAMINAL STENOSIS IS PRESENT THAT IT I THINK ON MY LOWER BACK I GOT ANOTHER [POST IN NECK PAIN AND TELLS ABOUT MY NECK GOT A LOT MORE PRBLEMS THERE IF YU COULD LOOK IT UP AND MAY BE HELP WITH IT TO I WOULD BE VERY THANK FUL ITS UNDER NECK PAIN FARRON88 THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME IF YOU CAN AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU

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hi....im no dr but i will do my best....
dissication of l3-4 disc means disc has dried out and you dont have the cushioning power of a normal disc. you also have a bulg in that disc but it doesnt seem to be pressing that much on the spinal nerve roots.
be aware that this was read by a radiologist. a spinal surgeon should read it and also examine you. his opinion is the one to get in order to cover all bases.....best of luck....pete

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thanks pete i dont get to see my pain doctor till oct 30 so iwas trying to see what it was what about that annular tear minimaly effacing the ventral thecal sac ? or is that what you mean by buldging disc hey sorry to bother you but if you go to neck on here youll find neck pian and thats mine to i think its the 3rd page and see that one couse its got alot more all on ny neck havnt got to ask the doctor about it yet i was getting 7 injections in my neck and 7 in my lumbar but i changed doctors becouse of medicade my last doctor didnt take it now this new doctor gave 14 block injections and he does it alot differnt he does it on the side and not striat down on my back like the other doctor did and it hurts more than it did i didnt need no iv drug to have it done before amd with this one i get 1/4 of what other people are getting couse i told him i didnt want any iv drug but when he started i change my mind lol so he gave my a 1/4 of what he gives every one and it still hurt so i guess im going to have to take what he gives every one dont like that stuff any thing that makes me not in control of my self well thanks sgian and if you dont mind could you look at that on my neck in neck pain i think 3rd page or 4th page they change sometimes thak you and nice to meet you have agood day and hope the best for you farron

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hey i messed up ithat on my neck is says neck and back pain sorry best wishes farron

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hi....you have both a small bulge and a tear in the disc at l3-4. there is minor pressure on the thesal sac which is a covering of the spinal cord. there are nerve s in the thesal sac that can cause pain.
there are also nerves inside the disc that when there is a tear cause pain. pain from inside of disc is called discogenic pain. small problems in disc can at times cause big time pain. one way to see if a disc is causing pain is to get a discogram. doc may want to test that disc. physical therapy mar very well help the trouble......hang in there.....pete

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hi....you have both a small bulge and a tear in the disc at l3-4. there is minor pressure on the thesal sac which is a covering of the spinal cord. there are nerve s in the thesal sac that can cause pain.
there are also nerves inside the disc that when there is a tear cause pain. pain from inside of disc is called discogenic pain. small problems in disc can at times cause big time pain. one way to see if a disc is causing pain is to get a discogram. doc may want to test that disc. physical therapy mar very well help the trouble......hang in there.....pete

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i looked for your neck post but could not find it....pete

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oh thanks pete now i understand it better thanks i was wandering why all this pain was comeing from a small buldge and i can take pain pretty good on my neck one well if you go on the top of home page you will see back ,cronic pain , degenerative ,disc disease, and neck right above the search box i think left tap on neck and when it pops up neck page go close to the bottom it will have each number in the box mine should be on the 3rd one and and when it pops up it should be the 9th one down but they do change if some one adds another disscution then it drops on so but if you look on page 3 of the neck page and down 9 it should be there if not scoll down some more and you may have to go to the next page it says neck and back pain by farron88 and thank you agian so much youve been a big help if you cant find it ill write it on here but boy i hope you can couse it is alot more and will take me a while to type it agian couse cant sit very long makes me hurt in my neck bad i sorry the spelling isnt to great but never could spell math im good at or at laest i ued to be well thanks agian pete youve have help me alot thanks best wishes to you and have a good day farron

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oh its uder community advice then under neck so go to comumunity advice first then you should see all the thing left click neck scroll down to the numbered boxes and hit 3 and when it shows up it should be the 9 one down or so sorry if im bothering you if i am just tell me to go awy lol thank you so much farron

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Boy, that's a pretty darn good looking mri. Shows normal changes as we age. Best of luck to you.

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yea thats great glad nothing esle my dad had bone cancer and his dad did to

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the neck seems like your biggest problem. i think surgeon will want to repair neck first. especially the area where the spinal cord exits the brain.....keep us posted.....pete

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thanks pete my doctor said probaly wont do surgery couse of my health i got emphesima and COPD got the lungs of a 78 yea rold man he said and im just 46 got to quit smoking been thrying down to 9 cigs aday i was 2 and 1/2 packs a day in 2 weeks i should be completely quit i tried to stop all at once but that didnt work tried those pills and they didnt work so i doing it my way and it looks like its working well thank you agian pete and you have a great day godbless you farron

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