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Can someone decipher this MRI for me?

Started by Cstein25 on 07/23/2019 9:16am

Can someone put it in layman’s terms please? Results posted online. Doctor appointment to go over it is in 3 weeks.. :( my back is always a 8/10 pain for the last 5 years! These results don’t seem to justify how much pain I am always in.
L1-2: No disk herniation or stenosis. No significant facet arthropathy.
Neural foramina are patent.

L2-3: No disk herniation or stenosis. No significant facet arthropathy.
Neural foramina are patent.

L3-4: No disk herniation or stenosis. No significant facet arthropathy.
Neural foramina are patent.

L4-5: Minimal bulge. No spinal stenosis. No significant facet
arthropathy. Neural foramina are patent.

L5-S1: Minimal right eccentric bulge. No spinal stenosis. Mild facet
arthropathy. Neural foramina are patent.

IMPRESSION:
Degenerative change lumbar spine as above without high-grade spinal or
neural foraminal stenosis.

Please help! I’m always in significant pain :(

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I’m not a doctor.
Sounds like your spine doesn’t have structural problems. So maybe arthritis.

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I learned a great deal from chirogeek.com website. It's an excellent website. I was able to figure out things that the radiologist missed on my MRI. Like modic type endplate changes. Which might be from an infection. I spotted it on my STIR images. They also missed scoliosis which is basic and hard to miss as well as osteophenia. Most radiologist in the USA can't read MRI's properly. He will also go over your MRI for a fee. He was a medical examiner and testifies in court cases.

Also I read about devils claw for back pain but I haven't tried it yet. Link below
https://bottomlineinc.com/health/pain-relief/four-natural-painkillers-you-havent-heard-of

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