Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
153 Doctors are Online

MRI shows degenerative changes and disc dessication. What does it mean?

hi, having had an mri scan on my back and neck recently the results were as follows: degenerative changes and some disk desiccation is noted, more so at levels L4 L5 and L5 S1. only mild annular bulges are noted in the disks, no significant indentation no canal stenosis inthrathecal contents are well preserved- lumbosacral spine . early facet and flaval changes are noted opposite lower lumbar levels no hypertrophy no foraminal stenosis or impingement and no abnormal marrow changes. cervical spine- mild degenerative changes are seen particularly at levels C5 and C6 and C6 and C7, with small osteodiskal ridging, more so at later level with end plate changes. theca is indented but no cord compression although artifacts are seen at this level. no impingement or significant foraminal stenosis no abnormal marrow changes. what does all that mean in simple terms please?
Asked On : Mon, 22 Oct 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  150
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Neurologist 's  Response
Dear these are all rheumatic changes,I think there is nothing to be worried.You should take some antiinflamator pills(XXXX 80mg three times a day) and consult your rheumatologist.Anyway there is nothing to be worried
Answered: Wed, 11 Dec 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor