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Old 01-26-2005, 12:16 PM   #1
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Question What the heck does this mean??? MRI scan

What the heck does all this mean. This is from the report on my MRI.

L3-4 shows a broad-based central to left paracentral dics protrusion with impression upon the ventral aspect of the thecal sac.

L4-5 shows a broad-based central disc protrusion.

Whats this mean in english please...

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Old 01-26-2005, 03:31 PM   #2
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Re: What the heck does this mean??? MRI scan

You have two herniated discs. The L stands for lumbar. You have 5 lumbar vertibrae which are in your lower back. The disc between the vertibrae are identified by listing the vertibrae above and below the disc. If you are having back or sciatic pain, both or just one of these could be the cause. What type of symptoms led you to get an MRI?


Old 01-26-2005, 04:33 PM   #3
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Re: What the heck does this mean??? MRI scan

You have disc protrusions (bulges) at 2 level of your lumbur spine.

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