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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What does this MRI report specify?

Hi I need help understanding my MRI results. The dr that gave them to me couldn t explain it and referred me to an ortho specialist. It says L4-L5 3mm left intra foraminal and far lateral disc bulge L5-S1 normal disc height with decreased signal. 3mm broad based right paracentral disk protrusion and annular tear abutting the descending right S1 nerve without spinal stenosis or nerve inpingement. I ve had chronic severe and sometimes debilitating lower back pain everyday for 2 and half years associated with sciatica on the left side of my body. I ve had 4 lumbar sprains. Thanks
Wed, 30 Dec 2015
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Welcome at HCM
I have gone through your query and being your physician i completely understand your health concerns.
For how long u are suffering from it? Any other associated problem? like diabetes or hypertension?
Based upon the MRI REPORT, you have got disc prolapse it needs to be treated surgically. so far there is no as such nerve impingement or narrowing of the foramen < hole>. this bulge or prolapse is giving you symptoms of ow back pain.
meet your orthopedic surgeon
Meanwhile stay calm and use acetaminophen to relieve pain. avoid physical exertion and bending forward.
Get well soon
Hope your query is adequately addressed if you still have any feel free to ask
Dr Saad Sultan
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