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help with mri

Started by 1320632547@facebook on 11/25/2014 11:00pm

I have had back problems for a few years a few years back I had the shots in my back which realy helped alot. I work on my feet all day and do heavy lifting.
my back started bothering me again this summer and went to the dr. insurance wants you to do everything before anything. so i have had weeks of pt and finaly got the mri.. but am clueless. I just got out of the hospital because of an asthma attack and will be calling the ortho now after Thanksgiving.
this is the mri report can anyone help understand it .. does anyone think the shots will help me again

FINDINGS:
5 lumbar type vertebral bodies consider for the purposes of this report with
the last fully developed intervertebral disc considered L5-S1. Lumbar
lordosis is maintained. Mild dextroconvex curvature of the midlumbar spine.
Vertebral body heights are overall preserved. There is partial disc volume
loss and partial disc desiccation at the L3-L4, L4-L5, and L5-S1 levels.
There are edematous degenerative endplate changes at L3-L4. There are
right-sided edematous degenerative endplate changes at L5-S1 with probable
stress-induced marrow edema within the right L5 and S1 pedicles. No acute
fracture. The conus terminates at the L1 level. Partially visualized right
renal cyst. Probable partially visualized left adnexal cyst. No significant
soft tissue abnormality.

Right-sided anterior disc osteophyte complexes at T10-T11 and T11-T12.

At L1-L2 disc contour remains within normal limits. There is no central canal
stenosis and there is no neural foraminal stenosis.

At L2-L3 there is a slight annular disc bulge and there is mild bilateral
facet arthrosis. There is no central canal stenosis and there is no neural
foraminal stenosis.

At L3-L4 there is a diffuse annular disc bulge. There is a superimposed
posterior left paramedian/foraminal disc protrusion associated with an
annular fissure that approaches without definitely compressing the exiting or
traversing left nerve roots. There is mild bilateral facet arthrosis.
Congenitally short pedicles with mild narrowing of the central canal and no
significant stenosis. There is mild inferior neural foraminal encroachment
bilaterally.

At L4-L5 there is a diffuse annular disc bulge and there is mild bilateral
facet arthrosis. Posterior left paramedian/foraminal annular fissure.
Congenitally short pedicles with mild to moderate narrowing of the central
canal. Mild left greater than right neural foraminal encroachment with disc
possibly contacting the ventral aspect of the exiting left nerve root. Mild
inferior neural foraminal encroachment bilaterally without exiting nerve root
compression.

At L5-S1 there is a small annular disc bulge, moderate right facet arthrosis,
and mild left facet arthrosis. There is no central canal stenosis. There is
no significant neural foraminal stenosis. A small 4 mm synovial cyst projects
anteriorly from the lateral margin of the right facet joint, approaching
without contacting the exiting right L5 nerve root.

1. At L3-L4 there is a posterior left paramedian/foraminal disc protrusion
associated with an annular fissure that approaches without compressing the
exiting left L3 nerve root. Mild mixed congenital/acquired narrowing of the
central canal at this level.

2. At L4-L5 there is a diffuse annular disc bulge and there is a posterior
left paramedian/foraminal annular fissure with disc possibly contacting the
ventral margin of the exiting left L4 nerve root without compressing the
exiting nerve root. Mild to moderate mixed acquired/congenital central canal
stenosis.

3. At L5-S1, a small 4 mm synovial cyst projects anteriorly from the lateral
margin of the right facet joint, approaching without contacting the exiting
right L5 nerve root.

4. Edematous degenerative endplate changes at L3-L4 and L5-S1, right-sided at
L5-S1 with probable stress-induced marrow edema within the right L5 and S1
pedicles.

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