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Done lumbar MRI. What does it mean?

Good Morning! My name is Mayra and my lumbar MRI read: 1. Protrusion is noted at L4-L5 with mild anterior indentation of the thecal sac with mild narrowing of the right sided lateral recess . 2.Mild wide disc bulge is noted al L5-S1 causing mild narrowing of the spinal canal with minimal bilateral neural foraminal narrowing. 3.Fibrolipoma of the filum terminale. Thanks!!
Asked On : Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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Dear friend, welcome and thanks for entrusting your query here at HCM !

Your report shows mild slipped discs at Lumbar 4-5 and lumbar5-sacral 1 discs between the vertabrae (lower end of the spine) which are causing mild narrowing of the spinal canal which carries the nerves.

There a fatty tumour (harmless) of the fibrous end of the cord, which is a natural variation and does not need treatment.

If you have pain, tingling/ numbness in the loewer limbs, please see your spine expert and be advised if it needs treatment.

I hope you are fully satisfied with the guidance I gave.
I would be glad to answer any further queries.
Thank you and Good luck !
Answered: Thu, 11 Oct 2012
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