Can someone please help with my MRI results. I will not hear from my Dr. until the 26th. Thanks.
COMPARISONS: Plain films reveal a transitional vertebra pattern; I am terming
it a partially lumbarized S1 with spina bifida occulta. I would need a chest
x-ray or thoracic spine x-ray to differentiate between hypoplastic twelfth
ribs or L1.
TECHNIQUE: MRI exam of the lumbar spine was performed on a Signa 1.5 tesla
magnet including sagittal and axial T1 weighted spin echo and T2 weighted
FSE. The axial T1 weighted images were obtained parallel to the
intervertebral disks. The axial T2 weighted images were obtained in a stacked
fashion from L3 through L5-S1.
FINDINGS: The sagittal images reveal a normal appearance to the distal
thoracic cord and conus. No significant intramedullary vertebral
abnormality is demonstrated. There is a small Schmorls node
posteroinferiorly of what I am terming L1. No significant disk pathology is
evident on the sagittal images.
The axial images are unremarkable, with no evidence of significant disk
pathology or other impact upon the spinal canal or its contents.
Generally, no hard copy films of MRIs/CTs are generated. All images are
digitally archived and can be reproduced on hard copy films within 24 hours
upon request if needed.
The nurse called today to tell me the Dr. said everything is normal with my MRI. Now what? My back and neck still hurt. Any advice?
I am dealing with the same kind of situation... My Neurologist said that my MRI was normal.. but the MRI report says other wise.. says I have a hernia of 3mm touching my S1 nerve...not actually compressing it.. but touching it... enough to cause irritation and pain..... and I am definately in excruciating pain... So I am getting another opinion... have an appointment tomorrow....also went by the Neuro's office and got my MRI Films to take with me... I would suggest you get a second opinion a well... something has to be causing your pain... and everything does not always show up on an MRI... Good luck... Hope you find out the problem and can be pain free soon... let us know what happens.