Re: Will you please help me understand my MRI Conclusion ?
"Multilevel degenerative disc and facet hypertrophic change"
this means you have arthritis in your spine, hypertrophic meas there is some extra bone formation in your joints this usually first occurs around the margins of the joint. The facet joints are small joints towards the back of the vertebral body that limit and guide joint motion.
"No central spinal stenosis at any level."
stenosis refers to a narrowing of the spinal canal, it can also mean a narrowing of the neural foramina, you have no narrowing of the spinal canal, that's good.
"Neural foraminal narrowing that is moderate on the right at the
L2-3 level and on the left at the L5-S1 level with mild neural
foraminal narrowing at other levels as delineated. "
the Neural foramina are grooves toward the rear of the vertebral body that the nerves course out of L5-S1 is the bottom vertebra and the sacrum, L2-L3 is the fourth joint from the bottom
"Multiple Schmorl's nodes and discogenic marrow change,
particularly at the L1-2 and L2-3 levels"
Schmorl's nodes are when the top or the bottom of the disk bursts and part of the tough outer casing of the disk forces its way into the vertebral body.
good luck asheryl