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Hi, Could you please help understand my mother s MRI report. She is in great pain. Please help. It says - 1)Straightening of lumber spine 2) Lumbar spondylotic changes with desiccation & decreased height of L5-S1 disk. 3)Diffuse circumferential disc herniation with postero-central protrusion at L5-S1 causing central canal, lateral & foraminal stenosis with moderate impingement on both traversing & exiting nerve roots. Canal diameter is 7mm. 4)Mild disc bulge at L4-L5. 5)Facetopathy at L3-L4, L4-L5 & L5-S1. Thanks. AAAA
Asked On : Sat, 23 Jun 2012
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Explanation for your MRI report
1. Usually our lumbar bones I.e lower back bone is convex forward ,,, so if it become straight that is abnormal.
2.usually there is some height betwwen two lumbar bones, its reduced.
3.nerves which normally travels between two lumbar bones got compressed.
4.some swelling present in the disc.
5.there are some facet joints in the spine, stress on these joints increased.
Answered: Mon, 19 May 2014
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