Re: MRI Results
Not a qualified evaluator either, but have also had a lot of MRIs over the years. Yours reads about as clear as they come. Expect doctor to assume soft tissue strain/sprain, not spine problem, and start some limited PT to get you started on home program of exercises for lower back. Alternating icing and heating frequently can help speed recovery and comfort. I would look into deep tissue massage. Some chiropractors are very good at this, as well as designing targeted exercise programs. So are some Physical Therapists. Good Luck! There are many excellent PTs and Chiros out there. Unfortunately there are also just as many quacks.
Severe DDD, Severe neural foraminal stenosis at 2 levels, moderate canal stenosis at 2 levels, significantly impaired left shoulder & arm function. Chronic moderate compression fracture at C6.