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What does this MRI report of lower back indicate?

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Posted on Thu, 19 May 2016
Question: Looking to have a specialist read my lower back MRI, Have been dealing with Lower back challenges, pain and spasms Xray findings showed no issue, Had and MRI done yesterday looking to get input. on the MRI at the link listed. https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B4Eq_Es_OnFOSVNtcEFCTG9DX28&usp=sharing
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Take precautions and treatment as advised under neurologist guidance

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXX,
I have gone through your question and evaluated your MRI on the link provided.
The images are showing mild foraminal stenosis and mild disc prolapse without any significant cord or canal stenosis.
For now you should take proper care. Avoid heavy object lifting, bending forward,standing or sitting for prolonged periods.
Take pain killers with muscle relaxants for present pain ad muscle spasm ( Aceclofenac, naproxen, etoricoxib, tramadol with muscle relaxants like thiocolchicoside, tizanidine or Tolperisone)
Pain modulator drugs like pregabalin, gabapentin or amitriptyline may also be initiated under guidance of treating neurologist in gradually increasing doses.
No need for any surgical intervention.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Wishing you good health and fast recovery.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Deepak
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Follow up: Dr. Neeraj Kumar (2 hours later)
also here are the official findings..
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar (8 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Continue treatment as advised previously

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
The report is also showing disc prolapse with mild foraminal narrowing and compression of exiting roots.

The management remains same as discussed earlier.

Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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What does this MRI report of lower back indicate?

Brief Answer: Take precautions and treatment as advised under neurologist guidance Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXX, I have gone through your question and evaluated your MRI on the link provided. The images are showing mild foraminal stenosis and mild disc prolapse without any significant cord or canal stenosis. For now you should take proper care. Avoid heavy object lifting, bending forward,standing or sitting for prolonged periods. Take pain killers with muscle relaxants for present pain ad muscle spasm ( Aceclofenac, naproxen, etoricoxib, tramadol with muscle relaxants like thiocolchicoside, tizanidine or Tolperisone) Pain modulator drugs like pregabalin, gabapentin or amitriptyline may also be initiated under guidance of treating neurologist in gradually increasing doses. No need for any surgical intervention. Hope you found the answer helpful. Wishing you good health and fast recovery. Regards Dr N Kumar Neurologist