Re: MRI Results Finally. Need some help interpreting
I'm no expert here, but I think those numbers (like 13 mm) are the width of the herniation, not the extent to which it is protruding towards the nerve necessarily. It seems like your disc herniations are around 3-4 mm. This is mild to moderate, it seems. My disc is herniated about 7mm, and TexasWildRose, your are right in saying that 9mm disc herniation would be fairly serious. Mine was bad but my doctors said surgery should be avoided...so hopefully PT and changes in lifestyle will do the trick for now.
wedrivethebox: You may want to go ahead and consult with a neuro or orthopedic surgeon, just for some peace of mind. Also, physical therapy may be helpful to avoid relapses, and since you said you're feeling better, now may be a good time to be proactive and start strengthening those back and ab muscles.