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What do these MRI results mean?

Ok my MRI results paper says the follow:

L1-2: Disc desiccation and posterior disc bulde with flattening of anterior thecal sac. No high grade central canal stenosis

L2-3: No focal dis protrusion/extrusion or bulde. No mass effect on thecal sac or stenosis

L3-4: Disc desiccation and posterior disc bulge flattening anterior thecal sac contour,

L4-5: Posterior disc bulge with minmal flattening of anterior thecal sac.

L5-S1: No focal dis protrusion/extrusion or bulde. No mass effect on thecal sac or stenosis


Facet Joins: No siognificant hypertrophic changes.
Neural foramina: Mild left side L5-S1 neural foramaina encroachment.
Soft tissues: A 6 mm T2 hyperintense lesion noted posterior to right facet joint at L3-4.


IMPRESSION:
1: Posterior disc bulges of L1-2, L3-4, and L4-5 discs flattening anterior thecal sac, no high grade central canal stenosis
2: Small cyst posterior to right facet joint at L3-4
3: Mild left sie L5-S1 neural foramina stenosis
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Your MRI shows evidence of degenerative disc changes in your lumbar spine which has resulted in protrusion of the intervertebral discs from their protective covering.  The protrusion is causing some pressure on the thecal sac which contains the spinal nerve root endings.  No significant central canal stenosis means that the spinal cord is currently not affected by these changes. The neural foramen are the openings through which the spinal nerve roots travel and there is some evidence of narrowing at the L5-S1 level.  The facet joints (connects adjoining vertebrae) are not affected.
I would assume you are experiencing some low back pain and possibly some radiculopathy (radiation of pain down your leg) with possible numbness/tingling in your lower extremity.
Your treating physician can provide more detailed information regarding these results and discuss available treatment options.  These could include anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy.  Conservative treatment can be very beneficial in resolving your symptoms and can provide help in maintaining a healthy back through instruction in an active back care program.  You could probably benefit from these options.
Post again with an update and any additional questions/concerns you may have.
Best wishes -----
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hi i am 33 years old and i slipped up about 6months ago and got pain in hip and down leg  in so much pain had mri scan and said i have a left paracentral disc extrusion at l4 l5 causing impingement of l5 nerve root been on so much medaction for the pain and still no luck morph does nothing for the pain either cant walk sleep do anythink cos the pain is all ways there hurts so much been ref to a see a surgen at orthopaedics hospail waiting for appointment can u help me wot treatment would they give me would i need surgey will this ever go away
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hi i am 33 years old and i slipped up about 6months ago and got pain in hip and down leg  in so much pain had mri scan and said i have a left paracentral disc extrusion at l4 l5 causing impingement of l5 nerve root been on so much medaction for the pain and still no luck morph does nothing for the pain either cant walk sleep do anythink cos the pain is all ways there hurts so much been ref to a see a surgen at orthopaedics hospail waiting for appointment can u help me wot treatment would they give me would i need surgey will this ever go away
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