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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What does this MRI report signify?

Dear Sir , Good morning, Please be informed that ,iam having back pain and pain radiating to left lower limb, I took MRI scanning and the findings are below. 1)Degenerative disc changes seen at LV 4/5 and LV 5/SV 1 level 2)LV 4/5 posterior disc bulge indenting the thecal sac and encroaching up on the exiting neural foramina bilaterelly 3)LV 5/SV 1 broad-based posterior disc protrusion ,compressing the thecal sac and minimally encroaching up on the right exiting neural foramen 4)LV 2/3 small right posterolateral disc bulge ,mildly encroaching up on the right exiting neural foramina Kindly waiting for your valuable advise... my age is 29 years Thanks in advance Irfan
Mon, 30 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

It shows degenerative disc disease.You may need physiotherapy.

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