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Done MRI of spine. What does the report indicate?

Husband diagnosed with L3-L4 diffuse bulge with calcification and facet arthropathy with moderate stenosis and L4-L5 diffuse bulge with paracentral disc herniation and mod to severe stenosis. L5-S1 disc bulge with mild central stenosis and mos foraminal narrowing bil.. There is soft tissue fullness seen in descending Left S1 nerve root . So what do you think would be apprporiate treatment and can you put it into laymans terms of how back it is
Asked On : Tue, 28 Aug 2012
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Hello and thanks for posting your query on HCM
The MRI report of your back suggests that at the level of vertebrae L3 and L4, there is bulging out of the disc. This disc is a cushion of cartilage which lies between two vertebrae.
This disc shows calcium deposits and narrowing of the space through which nerves sprout out from the spinal cord.
Nearlly, same changes are seen at the level of vertebrae L4 and L5.
Due to compression of the nerves there is swelling of spinal nerve S1.
You will have to visit an orthopedician who will prescibe you medication and physiotherapy.
I have tried to put it in simple words.
I hope my answer is of help to you.
Bye and take care
Answered: Tue, 28 Aug 2012
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