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Hi. I have the following symptoms:  Severe hip pain which spread to the front right thigh.   The thigh has since become numb.  I have difficulty walking, sleeping, sitting, etc.  Sitting and laying down are more comfortable than standing.  I am waiting to see a neurologist, and my general practitioner suggested i see a specialist.  I am currently taking skelaxin and vicodin.  Here is my MRI report.  Is there a doctor out there that can help with some of this report.  What is a hemangioma?  Which bulging could be causing the problem?  the one at L4-L5?



RESULT: Multiplanar multisequence imaging was
performed to the lumbar
spine without contrast. Vertebral alignment is within
normal limits.
Vertebral bodies show the presence of probable
hemangioma formation within
the L1, L2 and L3 vertebra. There is also Type II
degenerative end plate
changes present at the L3-L4 and L4-L5 intervertebral
disc spaces. The
visualized conus is within normal limits. No
intradural or intramedullary
abnormality is seen.

The T11-T12 and T12-L1 intervertebral discs and facets
are within normal
limits aside from some mild end plate irregularities
at T11-T12. At the
level of L1-L2 there is a mild bulging of the
intervertebral disc. A right
lateral foraminal extrusion is present. This is not
producing compression or
displacement of the thecal sac but may be producing
compression of the
exiting L1 root. Facet joints at this level are

The L2-L3 intervertebral discs shows a mild diffuse
bulging associated with
a small central protrusion. This is producing a mild
impression upon the
ventral aspect of the thecal sac. Mild degenerative
facet changes are
present bilaterally at this level.

The L3-L4 intervertebral disc shows a mild diffuse
bulging associated with
spondylitic ridging on the right. The regions
extending into the lower
aspect of the neuroforamina. Significant foraminal
stenosis at this level is
not seen. Mild degenerative facet changes are present.

At the level of L4-L5 there is diffuse bulging of the
intervertebral disc
associated with a moderate extrusion centrally into
the right. This is
producing a focal compression of the right side of the
thecal sac and may be
producing compression of the descending L5 root. This
finding is associated
with mild spondylitic ridging. There are mild
degenerative facet changes
present at this level. Significant spinal stenosis is
not present.

The L5-S1 intervertebral discs shows mild degenerative
change with end plate
irregularities. Focal herniation at this level is not
seen. Neuroforamina
are unremarkable. There are mild degenerative facet
changes noted.

Paravertebral masses or evidence of bone destruction
are not seen. STIR
imaging is unremarkable.

IMPRESSION: Multilevel degenerative disc and
degenerative facet changes
are noted as described above. There is a bulging disc
associated with a
moderate extrusion centrally and towards the right at
L4-L5. There is a
right lateral foraminal herniation at the L1-L2 level.
Please see note above.

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