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Questions about MRI results

Started by adfkjeifg666 on 05/22/2018 2:53pm

I know this is something a doctor should be going over but my doctor is currently unavailable for the week. So I thought I would give it a shot to see if anyone here could shed some light on this MRI report for me.

At T12L1, there is a 4 mm broad posterior disc protrusion with resultant mild spinal stenosis. Neural foramen are patent.

At L1L2, there is a disc bulge and osteophyte complex with a 3 mm broad posterior right paracentral disc
protrusion with resultant mild spinal stenosis. Neural foramen are patent.

At L2L3, there is a disc bulge with a 4 mm broad posterior disc protrusion demonstrating a high intensity zone
with resultant mild to moderate spinal stenosis. Neural foramen are patent.

At L3L4, there is a 2 mm disc bulge and osteophyte complex but spinal canal and neural foramen are patent.

At L4L5, there is a disc bulge and osteophyte complex with a 6 mm broad posterior disc protrusion
demonstrating a high intensity zone with resultant mild to moderate spinal stenosis and together with mild facet
hypertrophy also result in mild to moderate bilateral neuroforaminal narrowing.

At L5S1, there is a 3 mm disc bulge and osteophyte complex and mild bilateral facet hypertrophy with
minimal right neuroforaminal narrowing. The spinal canal and left neural foramen are patent.

IMPRESSION:
1. Extensive for age multilevel degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine with resultant mild spinal stenosis
at T12L1 and L12 and mild to moderate spinal stenosis at L23 and L45 and also together with facet arthropathy there is mild to moderate bilateral neuroforaminal narrowing at L45 and minimal right neuroforaminal narrowing at L5S1.

2. Modic type I bone marrow degenerative changes at adjacent endplates of L45. This can be associated pain.

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