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    Old 02-21-2013, 02:02 AM   #1
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    MRI of lumbar spine & sacroiliac joints and spine cervical - please help

    hi all
    have just been and picked up my scans but do not understand reports would be really grateful if someone could translate it into a more simple form.

    MRI of lumber spine

    left lateral disc protrusion at L1/S1 with migration into superior margin of left L5/S1 neuroforamen causing compression of the exiting left L5 nerve root.
    mild impingement of left lateral recesses at L5/S1 due to combination of broad based lateral disc protrusion and facet joint arthropathy also demonstrated.
    no large disc prolapse. L5/S1 discs degenerate with evidence of annular tear. normal appearances of remaining lumbar disc.mild facet joint osteoarthritis at L4/L5 also demonstrated.
    normal alignment of bony lumbar spine. no pars defect or spondylolisthesis. lower spinal cord appears normal. no vertebral collapse,pre or para spinal soft tissue mass. mild bone marrow oedema at L5/S1 end plates (type 1 modic end plate changes).

    Impression

    1. left lateral disc protrusion at L5/S1 with compression of left L5 nerve root in the neural foramen.mild facet
    joint osteoarthritis at L5/S1.
    2. no central spinal stenosis.

    MRI of sacroiliac joints

    mild degenerative changes in both sacroiliac joints.no bone erosions or subchondral inflammatory changes seen to suggest sacroilitis. no occult fracture or focal bony lesion.

    impression

    mild degenerative changes in both sacroiliac joints. no mri evidence of sacroilitis.

    MRI spine cervical

    multi-level degenerate disc bulges are noted mainly at C2/3, C4/5 and C5/6. at C5/6 there is a broad-based disc osteophyte complex slightly more prominent on the left causing foraminal narrowing. a small component of the disc is noted on the right causing mild right-sided narrowing at this level also. I note the clinical symptoms are predominantly on the left. at C4/5 there is minor right-sided foramina narrowing noted. there is loss of lumbar lordosis. no spinal masses demonstrated. the cervical medullary junction and cervical cord signal intensities are preserved.

    Impression

    C5/6 disc as described.

     
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    Old 02-21-2013, 05:33 PM   #2
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    Re: MRI of lumbar spine & sacroiliac joints and spine cervical - please help

    Your left C6 nerve may be a little compromised by bone spurs growing off the vertebrae. Your left triceps and left thumb might be affected.

    Your lumbar seems a little confusing (did you transcribe it correctly?) but it appears that the left L5 is also affected. Symptoms might run from behind around the outside of leg and down to middle toes.

     
    Old 02-22-2013, 01:17 AM   #3
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    Re: MRI of lumbar spine & sacroiliac joints and spine cervical - please help

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    Your left C6 nerve may be a little compromised by bone spurs growing off the vertebrae. Your left triceps and left thumb might be affected.

    Your lumbar seems a little confusing (did you transcribe it correctly?) but it appears that the left L5 is also affected. Symptoms might run from behind around the outside of leg and down to middle toes.
    thanks for reply where is lumbar MRI confusing? is it L5/S1 location

     
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    Re: MRI of lumbar spine & sacroiliac joints and spine cervical - please help

    Just that you actually have compression of the left L5, but only "mild" encroachment into the left lateral recess. I guess it's possible....

     
    Old 02-22-2013, 11:54 AM   #5
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    Re: MRI of lumbar spine & sacroiliac joints and spine cervical - please help

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    Just that you actually have compression of the left L5, but only "mild" encroachment into the left lateral recess. I guess it's possible....

     
    Old 02-22-2013, 12:00 PM   #6
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    Re: MRI of lumbar spine & sacroiliac joints and spine cervical - please help

    MRI of lumbar spine should read left lateral disc protrusion at L5/S1 not L1/S1 as stated, have notified hospital of error

     
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