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MRI Lumbar Results

Started by SmileyBear on 05/31/2019 9:56pm

Hello,

Can someone decipher this for me? (At least the parts that don't say "normal".) I have yet to see the doctor who sent me for the MRI to go over results, but would like some clarification/second opinion in the meantime. I'm 41 and had a bad fall back in 2015 on some stairs. It seems that ever since then, my body is deteriorating as time goes by. I had a moderate rotator cuff tear to begin with that no one knew about because NO doctor would send me in for a MRI *eyeroll* and after many months of physical therapy and excruciating pain, I FINALLY found a doctor who sent me in for one. Then I had surgery for that and later found out I had whiplash to the neck (which explained the pain I have in my neck) so more physical therapy for that and my rehab for my shoulder. And now I have 2 herniated/bulging discs in my C5-C6-C7 and recently my lower back has started hurting along with my lower abdomen (Not sure if these two are related). So now here we are..... Ugh fun getting older eh?

VERTEBRAL BODIES:
Fractures: None
Bone Marrow: Endplate discogenic edema adjacent to the L5 - S1 disc.
Alignment: Normal
Scoliosis: None

POSTERIOR ELEMENTS:
Pedicles: Normal
Facet joints: Normal
Spondylolysis/pars interarticularis defects: None
Spinous processes: Normal

SPINAL CANAL:
Stenosis: None
Lateral recesses: Right lateral recess effacement at L5 - S1 secondary to a herniated disc.
Intraspinal soft tissue masses/hematomas: None
Conus medullaris: Normal. Level: T12 - L1

PREVERTEBRAL/PARAVERTEBRAL SOFT TISSUES: Normal

INDIVIDUAL DISC LEVELS:

L1 - L5:
Intervertebral disc: Normal
Spinal canal: Normal
Neural foramina: Normal

L5 - S1:
Intervertebral disc: Mild disc height loss without disc signal loss. 5 mm right posterior paramedian broad-based disc herniation.
Spinal canal: Right lateral recess effacement with mild impingement on the descending right S1 nerve root.
Neural foramina: Mild bilateral neural forminal narrowing secondary to disc bulge and facet joint hypertrophic changes.
Intervertebral disc abuts but does not impingethe inferior aspect of the exiting nerve root in the bilateral neural foramen.

IMPRESSION:

5 MM RIGHT POSTERIOR PARAMEDIAN DISC HERNIATION AT L5 - S1 WITH RIGHT LATERAL RECESS EFFACEMENT AND MILD IMPINGEMENT ON THE DESCENDING RIGHT S1 NERVE ROOT.

DISC HEIGHT LOSS WITH DISC SIGNAL LOSS AT L5 - S1.

ENDPLATE DISCOGENIC EDEMA ADJACENT TO THE L5 - S1 DISC.

BILATERAL NEURAL FORAMINAL NARROWING AT L5 - S1 SECONDARY TO DISC BULGE AND FACET JOINT HYPERTROPHIC CHANGES WITHOUT SIGNIFICANT EXITING NERVE ROOT IMPINGEMENT.

END OF REPORT

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