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Old 08-21-2012, 06:11 AM   #1
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CT of lumbar spine - could use some advice

I had a ct done after an MRI showed pars defect of L5-S1 but the CT doesn't show that and I'm do confused about what the CT shows. Any advice or your thoughts on what it means. Thanks!!

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Re: CT of lumbar spine - could use some advice

hi,
sorry i have no knowledge but a trip back to the doc for an explanation is in order. was the ct done with or without contrast? mri and ct show basically the same things. the difference is one is radiation and the other is magnetic rays.
i find mine equally confusing at times. i also have damage in the same spot on my spine. one test said mild the other said moderate. seeing a surgeon next month about spine surgery.
hope you get a clearer picture of what is happening in your body after you chat with your doctor about them.
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Re: CT of lumbar spine - could use some advice

hi bird girl, a pars defect is a break in the knobby part of your spine. those little knuckle like things you feel when you rub your spine. There is a ton of info if you google it.

I have that and a couple other back issues at the same spot and further up.

I'm surprised your dr did not explain any of this when you got your results. if you arent yet see an ortho that specializes in the back.

 
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