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MRI showing posterior disc bulge with moderate bilateral neural canal stenosis, annular tear, dural sac indentation. Is this motor-neuron disease?

as per my MRI reading, it says i have posterior disc bulge with moderate bilateral neural canal stenosis at L1/L2, Mild Bilateral Neural canal stenosis at L2/L3, Posterior disc bulge with annular tear and moderate to severe bilateral neural canal stenosis at L3/L4, Posterior disc bulge with central posterior disc PROTRUSION DURAL SAC INDENTATION AND MODERATE TO SEVERE BILATERAL NEURAL STENOSIS at L4/L5.. Doc, is my condition could be classified as a motor- neuron disease?
Asked On : Tue, 7 Aug 2012
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The diagnosis of motor neuron disease is made by neurologists after assessing the patients problems and the physical examination of the patient. MRI has a very minimal role in contributing to the diagnosis. Generally it is done to rule out other diseases which can mimick motor neuron disease. Now in your case the diagnosis would depend on the doctors assessment. The changes reported in the MRI could be part of aging process. Moderate to severe neural stenosis may need surgical treatment.
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Answered: Wed, 8 Aug 2012
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