I went for a lumbar spine MRI and the findings are:
at L1-2, the disk is desiccated and mildly bulges. Very minimal impression upon thecal sac is noted, no stenosis. A slight counterclockwise rotatory scoliosis is prevent at this level
at L2-3, there is no disc herniation, spinal stenosis, or foraminal narrowing.
at L3-4, there is no disc herniation, spinal stenosis, or foraminal narrowing.
at L4-5, the disk is desiccated and very slightly bulges with minimal flattening the ventral thecal sac. Ther's moderate facet joint arthrosis, no definite foraminal stenosis.
at L5-S1-the disk is desiccated in the disc space is narrowed posteriorly. There is a right posterolateral broad based herniated disc. Ventrally is very slight flattening of the ventral thecal sac. In the foramen that this does cause moderate foraminal narrowing with minimal impression upon the L5 nerve root on the right. There are two circular lessions in the L5 vertebral body. Anteriorly there is a 9 mm scerotic lesion in the left side of the vertebral bodies is a 9 mm lesion which shows T2 hyperintensity but is slightly hypointense on T1. This does not represent a typical hemangioma this could represent a atypical hemangioma, but other etiologies cannot be excluded.
1) right lateral and far lateral herniated disc L5-S1. Please correlate to any right L5 radiculopathy.
2) 2 bone lessions in the L5 vertebral body as described above. Bone scan recommended for further evaluation
Are they saying I might have cancer?
or something along those lines?
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.