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Back pain after delivery, MRI shows disc dessication and mild central bilateral neural foraminal stenosis. Meaning?

I m a certified personal trainer. After the birth of my son I have been having ALOT of back pain and other problems that didn t exist. THe doctors recently did an MRI and this is what was found. can you help me figure out what it means. Disc desiccation at L5-S1. Minor posterior bilateral paracentral bulging wild mild encrouchment upon the ventral thecal sace and mild central bilateral neural foraminal stenosis . Increase T2 weighter signal intensity along the posteral margin of the l%-S1 consistant with nannular tear. What does this mean?
Asked On : Mon, 22 Oct 2012
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist 's  Response
hello nheinrichs.
welcome to HCM. as you have mention about ur prob, the desiccation means dry out of the disc between the vertebrae bones of L5 and S1...the function of disc is to act as cushion between the vertebrae bones and prevent the injury to the spinal cord and spinal nerves also. in your case thr s little compression of spinal cord which is creating pain. this happened after delivery of ur baby. during pregnancy the all the ligaments and muscle becomes lax due to hormonal secretion which is normal..but that takes time to regain normal strength aftr delivery.. so u need to consult an orthopaedic and physiotherapist.. you need proper postional training, training to handle baby, and some exrecises to get rid of pain. and u can strengthen ur back have a happy health fit life...

With regards
Dr Sidharth
Answered: Wed, 24 Oct 2012
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