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Suffer from severe back pain. MRI report showing mild diffuse posterior annular bulge, mild lumbar canal stenosis, chronic sacroilitis. Please explain

Doctor I have severe back pain and my MRI report states this, Mild diffuse posterior annular bulge noted at L4-5 level narrowing the lateral recesses Minimal posterior annular bludgeon noted at L5-S1 level Mild lumbar canal stenosis at L4 level Diffuse narrowing of right sacro-iliac joint space with mild sclerosis of the articular margins. No altered signal within the joint space. Findings indicate chronic right sacroilitis. Can u please explain me what is the correct problem
Asked On : Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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Thanks for the query,

Your MRI findings suggest that you may be having 1. Lumbar disc disease and/or ankylosing spondylitis. I advise you to get jointly evaluated by a neurologist and rheumatologist for the proper diagnosis. Your treatment will depend upon the exact diagnosis.

Hope this clarifies
Best wishes
Dr Gopal K Dash MD, DM, Post-doctoral fellowship (Epilepsy)
Consultant Neurologist and Epilepsy specialist
Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital, Bangalore
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Answered: Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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