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I had an MRI and could use some help interpreting the results. I was referred to see a neurosurgeon soon but would like some idea of what all this medical stuff means and does being referred to a neurosurgeon instead of neurologist mean surgery/
Here's the report findings.
marked narrowing and dessication of L5-S1,left posterolateral disc protrusion/osteophyte into spinal neural foramen, spinal stenosis, and hypertrophic arthropathy

L1-2 & 3-4 have minor narrowing and dessication

protrusion at L1-2 and herniation at L3-4

Spinal canal is patent

I have terrible pain in back and legs with numbness, tingling and/or pins and needles feeling...started in one leg but now in both. I am living on vicoprofen and barely able to function normally.

any clarification I can get would be great

thanks
[QUOTE=peachy38;2926795]I had an MRI and could use some help interpreting the results. I was referred to see a neurosurgeon soon but would like some idea of what all this medical stuff means and does being referred to a neurosurgeon instead of neurologist mean surgery/

Here's the report findings.
marked [COLOR="blue"](more significant than minor) narrowing and dessication [COLOR="Blue"](drying or loss of fluid) of L5-S1,left posterolateral [COLOR="blue"](back & outside) disc protrusion/osteophyte [COLOR="blue"](bone spurs) into spinal neural foramen [COLOR="Blue"](spinal canal), spinal stenosis [COLOR="blue"](narrowing of spinal canal that impinges the spinal cord), and hypertrophic arthropathy [COLOR="blue"](form of arthritis).

L1-2 & 3-4 have minor narrowing and dessication

protrusion at L1-2 and herniation at L3-4

Spinal canal is patent [COLOR="blue"](open???)

I have terrible pain in back and legs with numbness, tingling and/or pins and needles feeling...started in one leg but now in both. I am living on vicoprofen and barely able to function normally.

any clarification I can get would be great

thanks


I had something very similar, and had micro-surgery in Dec. Can't guarantee a Laminectomy would fix things, but I got a chance to walk without a can for 5 months to-date!

Your doctor's recommending surgery for a reason...the longer you wait, the bigger the problem (your bones con't to grow). If you can get the micro version, you'd get less time to take off (2-6 weeks).

Good luck, and keep me posted.

Rampage