I am a 25 year old female about to graduate college ***REMOVED***
I had a laminectomy at L4-L5 in 2006 and have recently had horribly increased back pain, so my surgeon refered me for an MRI--- Now I can't read the results and he is out of town for a week =\. I feel like my life is slipping away from me (my dreams, my career) because this report LOOKS so bad... I thought I might just have had a recurring herniation--- but that isn't the case.... not long is L4-L5 involved, but so is L3-L4, and L5-S1....
I am so scared,
and in between crying bouts, so I just thought maybe someone knew what this said... I've been googling stuff, but can't seem to find any difinitive answers
.... any help would be so incredibly appreciated
1. Status post left laminectomy and central microdiscectomy at L4-5, without recurrent disc herniation. Bilateral mild far lateral protrusions are present, with caudal narrowing of each neural foramen.
2. Moderate right paracentral protrusion at L3-4, with mild central stenosis, moderate right and mild left lateral recess stenosis.
3. Moderate left paracentral protrusion at L5-S1, with mild right and moderate left lateral recess stenosis.
Thank you in advance