Question: Can you please give me your opinion on this MRI result? They initially were worried about scoliosis
or a herniated disk
. Now they are sending me to a hemotologist to rule out leukemia and blood disorders, because they are concerned about the findings in the last paragraph. I have no clue what any of this means and now I don't know what's going on with my back or why they are concerned? I do have osteoarthritis
in my hip, but I don't know if that had went to my back. I'm thinking it would have showed. Please shed some light. .. Google is not helping this time. .. Thanks
Mild developmental narrowing of the mid to lower lumbar spinal cabal the significance of which is to accentuate disc pathology and associated spondylosis
. No evidence for intraspinal mass lesions or focal abnormalities of the cord.
Evaluation of the disc spaces reveal mild or early degenerative disc narrowing noted at L2-3 and L3-4 but without evidence for significant disc protrusion
or evidence for herniations. The lower lumbar disc spaces are unremarkable in their appearance. There is evidence of mild hypertrophic degenerative changes noted at the L4-5 and L5-S1 facet joints bilaterally but the findings are not associated with significant stenosis of the lateral recesses or of the foramina. The rest of the visualized posterior elements and intervertebral foramina
are otherwise unremarkable.
There is noted a mild generalized abnormal marrow signal pattern seen throughout the lumbar and upper sacral vertebra. This is best appreciated as a hypointense appearance on the T1 weighted images. This is not associated with deformity in the contour of the vertebra. Although this may be physiologic in nature, an early or subtle myeloproliferative disorder
cannot be excluded.