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MRI report saying diffuse disc bulge in contact with nerve roots, degenerative changes are noted, fluids in the joints. What does it mean?

I had a Mri and the report says L4-L5 Diffuse disk bulge is present which may be in contact with the exiting bilateral L4 nerve roots. Degenerative changes are noted in the faucet joints with fluid in the joints bilaterally. What does this mean? I also have a presumed right nerve sheath cyst present at T12-L1. what does this mean?
Asked On : Tue, 21 Aug 2012
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Neurologist, Surgical 's  Response
Dear Friend,

First we need to kmow why u got an MRI.Disc bulges can be seen in asymptomatic patients ,disease on mri shud corelate with clinical picture only then it is significant . Now if u r actually symptomatic this MRI pic suggests dis degeneration with chronic instability at this level, prineural cyst is probably incidental finding. IF ur very symptomatic consult Neurospinal surgeon.


Dr. Vineet Saggar (MCh)

Neuro Surgeon / Spinal Surgeon
Answered: Tue, 21 Aug 2012
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Acupressure Specialist Dr. A.K.Sangal,M.D (Acu.&Mag.)'s  Response
Magnetotherapy Treatment;-
you may put south pole of a med. power magnet for half an hour for ten days and get MRI and report if any change
Answered: Tue, 21 Aug 2012
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