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Suffer from lumbar lordosis. MRI showing vertebra with associated bilateral spondylosis, annular tear and disc bulge. What does it mean?

Hi , I have a MRI of Lumbosacral spine of one person in my family which says it has Mild loss of normal lumbar lordosis with grade 1 anterolisthesis of L5 over S1 vertebra with associated bilateral Spondylolysis T2 hyperintense cystic legion in the lower pole of spleen which requires further correlation with USG L3-4 n L4-L-5 show diffuse posterior bulge indenting the thecal sac .Annular tear is seen at L5-S1 level with L5-S1 IVD showing diffuse posterior disc bulge encroaching the left exiting nerve root Pl tell me what does this mean .. What are the consequences of this ? Do I need to pay for this ? Then pl don t reply.
Asked On : Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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Nov 2013
Thank you for posting the query.
First of all, I would like to let you know that questions posted in this public forum are answered free of cost. However, if you like a more detailed answer, then you can ask a question in the premium forum, where there are nominal charges.
Regarding the MRI, there are minor abnormalities, such as slipped disc causing pinching of nerves, which may lead to back and leg pain.
The treatment may include medications such as pregabalin, physiotherapy and epidural injections. The exact choice of treatment would depend on patients signs and symptoms.
Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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