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Need Help understanding MRI Results

Started by papi1966 on 03/08/2019 5:44pm

Does anyone know what the results of my MRI means in patient language?

Lumbar Results:
T12-1: Unremarkable: The disc space maintains normal height and signal. The central canal and foramina are preserved. No facet degeneration is identified.

L1-2: The disc space is minimally narrowed with desiccation and circumferential annular bulging. Minimal facet disease is present. The changes produce minimal central canal and foraminal stenosis.

L2-3: The disc space is minimally narrowed with desiccation and circumferential annular bulging. Minimal facet disease is present. The changes produce minimal central canal and foraminal stenosis.

L3-4: This level has been decompressed and fused anteriorly and posteriorly. There is associated artifact but no suspicious fluid. The central canal is preserved. Small osteophytes minimally narrow both foramina.

L4-5: The patient has undergone prior decompression at this level. The disc space is minimally narrowed with desiccation. The central canal is preserved. Hypertrophy of the posterior elements is noted producing minimal foraminal stenosis.

L5-S1: This interspace is moderately to severely narrowed. The central canal and both foramina are preserved. The facets have been fused.

Cervical Results:
C2-3: The height of the disc is preserved but there is desiccation. The central canal, foramina, facets are preserved.

C3-4: The disc space is minimally narrowed with desiccation These changes do not produce mass effect on the spinal cord. In the midline, the thecal sac measures 12 mm. Uncovertebral disease minimally narrows the right foramen. The left foramen and both
facets are preserved.

C4-5: The disc space is minimally narrowed with desiccation. A central disc protrusion abuts the spinal cord without deformity. In the midline, the thecal sac measures 10 mm. The foramina and facets are preserved.

C5-6: This level has been fused. There is associated artifact but no suspicious fluid. The central canal, foramina, and facets are preserved.

C6-7: The disc space is minimally narrowed with desiccation. There is a central disc protrusion indenting the thecal sac without deforming the spinal cord. In the midline, the thecal sac measures 11 mm. Both foramina and facets are preserved.

C7-1: There is a left paramedian disc herniation which is cranially extruded. These changes do not produce mass effect on the spinal cord. In the midline, the thecal sac measures 13 mm. The foramina and facets are preserved.

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Looks like you have spinal stensois for sure thats what narrowing means. A bulging and herinated disc in two different spots.
I was told mri are for ruling things out doesnt always mean that could be the cause of your pain. Thats what is so frustrating. I have heriation and stenosis but they say it couldnt cause my severe disabiling pain. Makes no sense

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deleted. fare thee well

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Alot of pain can be due to your emotional state as well as far as recovery. If you think theres no hope,there will be none.

Cheers

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