Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
191 Doctors are Online

Met with an accident. What does the diagnosis mean?

Nov 2013
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 1994
Answered : 5572 Questions
Five lumbar type vertebrals bodies are noted, The last mobile segiment is L5. Straightening of the lumbar lordosis which maybe positional. A small 8mm high T2/High T1 signal lesion seen in the posterior aspect of the L5 vertebral body, likely a small hemangioma. The conus is unremarkable and terminates at T12-L1 . Vertebral body heights are maintained . Mild loss of disc at L5-S1 with associated mild disc desiccation. Mild loss of disc height seen at L1-L2. At L1-L2 , moderate to large sized anterior disc bulging noted. Posteriorly there is mild diffuse disc bulging noted. Mild facet hypertrophy . Central canal and neural foramen are adequate, At L2-L3 unremarkable aside from mild facet degenerative changes. At L3-L4, mild diffuse disc bulge, Mild to moderate facet hypertrophy, Central canal is maintained. Mild right neural foraminal narrowing bilaterally Central canal is maintained. At L5-S1 mild diffuse disc bulge, moderate facet hypertrophy central canal is maintained , mild neural foraminal narrowing bilaterally.
Could you please explain to me exactly what is going on in this diagnosis that I have received , I've had these problems since an accident i had that i flew out the window of the truck .
Posted Sat, 19 Oct 2013 in Brain and Spine
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
MRI reports do not suggest a serious problem

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for posting your query.

I have gone through the MRI report of your lumbo sacral spine in detail.

First of all, I would like to reassure you that these findings do not suggest any serious neurological disease.

These indicate mild degenerative changes and bulging of discs at multiple levels. The findings are minor and do not require surgery.

Management at this stage would consist of physiotherapy, including back extension exercises, IFT, ultrasound therapy, etc. If there is neuropathic pain, affecting back and legs, then, pregabalin or gabapentin capsules would be effective.

I hope it helps. Please get back if you have any more queries.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Neurologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor