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MRI shows Interverbral disc mildly dehydrated, Schmorl's nodes seen in L2 vertebra, T1/T2 hyperintense signal abnormality in S1 vertebra. Indications?

Hello Doctor, I have low back pain for the past 1 year. Then few months back my knee started to pain too., I took a MRI scan and the results told the following: 1- interverbral disc mildly dehydrated. 2- Posterior and paracentral disc building seen at L4-L5 with compression off thecal sac and indentation of bilateral lateral nerve roots. 3- Schmorl s nodes seen in the L2 vertebra 4- T1/T2 hyperintense signal abnormality noted in S1 vertebra. Regards, Sri.
Asked On : Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Your MRI reports show features of mild disc disease in the lumbar region, with mild compression of nerves.

At this stage, you do not require any surgery.

Treatment would be with medications such as pregabalin or gabapentin. Physiotherapy, including back extension exercises would also be very useful.

You should avoid lifting heavy weight and forward bending.

Wishing you good health,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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