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Got an MRI scan. What does this report indicate?

MRI scan reports shows diffuse bulge of the L4 - L5 inter vertebral disc with ligamentum flavum thickening causing mild secondary canal stenosis with thecal sac indentation & bilateral foraminal narrowing.

Diffuse bulge of the L3 - L4 inter vertebral disc causing bilateral mild foraminal narrowing with thecal sac indentation

Bilateral sacroilitis

No significant primary canal stenosis seen
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Dear friend, welcome to Healthcaremagic!
I am Dr. Prasad Akole (Critical Care Expert- and am glad to address to your query here.

Your MRI shows mild slipped discs at L 34 and 4-5 levels causing mild narrowing of the holes through the nerves from the spinal cord exit. There is some pressure on the sac covering the lowest spinal nerve roots.

Also there is some thickening of the ligament binding the vertebrae together secondarily reducing the spinal canal space a little (canal stenosis).

There is inflammation of the sacro-iliac joint (where lowest spine bone unites with the pelvis (hip) bone.

I hope to have answered your query satisfactorily. I would be glad to answer any further queries. Take care and please keep me informed of your progress at
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Answered: Sat, 4 May 2013
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