Re: MRI Lumbar Spine Interpretation

: I am confused on my findings of my lumbar MRI which states:
: there appear to be some desiccation of the L1-L2, L4-L5 and L5-S1 discs. There is some slight to mild facet joint degenerative change and hypertrophy present bilaterally in the mid to lower lumbar vertebral column. The posterios aspects of the L4-L5 and L5-S1 discs are flat. The posterios aspects of the other lumbar discs are unremarkable. The signal intensity from the vertebral bodies is normal. Off midline sagittal images demonstrate that the intervertrabral neural foramen are grossly clear and the tip of the conus medullaris extends down to the level of the L1-L2 disc space. The signal intensity from the visualized conus is unremarkable.

: I don't understand this at all. I do know that my lower back pain never stop hurting and is getting worse. I had to walk up 7 flights of stairs for two week because the elevator in the bidg was broke. I slipped on the stairway and I have not been the same since.

Can you help me decipher this report.

Thank You

Jacquelyn Collins

Posted By Jacquelyn Collins on January 22, 2004 at 16:56:51:

In Reply to: MRI Lumbar Spine Interpretation posted by Ms. Johnson on January 12, 2004 at 19:53:02:

Greg W. Bunting D.C.
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