Unsure of MRI results!!!
Hi there! Had a bout of awful L leg & foot pain 12 weeks ago, which was crippling for 5-6 days and eased to a point after 2-3 weeks & became intermittent. Had Physio & now am about to start traction because I have lost a little strength in my L foot & leg, and have some numbing of L lower leg and under my foot. MRI as follows;
L3/L4 mild diffuse disc bulge mild facet hypertrohpy
L4/L5 small R foraminal annular fissure
L5/S1 Mild diffuse disc bulge, asymmetric to L with superimposed small L foraminal protrusion, mildly compressing L L5 nerve root.
Does this mean I have 2 disc bulges/ (was told I had one), and arthritis of my spine? Is Laminectomy a good option or just continuing Physio? Used to run a lot inc marathons...is that the end of that???
Appreciate all answers........