Hello and welcome to HCM,
Inorder to explain you the MRI findings, I will first give you a brief overview.
The spinal cord
is encased in a bony vertebral
The adjacent vertebrae are separated by inter vertebral discs. These discs act as shock
absorbers and help in friction less movement.
The cord is divided into different levels.
The lumbar spine
lies in the lower back and is designated by 'L' and the sacral lies below the lumbar spine designated by 'S'.
There is abnormality in the spine at the level of L4, L5 and S1.
The inter vertebral discs at this level are bulging out and compressing the nerves emanating at this level.
You can experience sensory changes in your thigh and/ or leg.
Initially, conservative measures will be followed eg. bed rest
The exercises should be such that do not cause the discs to bulge out and decrease the pressure on the nerves.
You will have to visit a physiotherapist for correct demonstration of exercises becuase awrong move can aggravate the condition.
I hope you are satisfied with my answer.
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Thanks and take care.
Dr Shailja P Wahal