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Is this a serious problem?

I'm in the army.  I got an MRI done and the results are:
"Vertebral body alignment, height and marrow signal are unremarkable.  There is an 8.0 mm T1-T2 hyperintensity focus with fat saturation in L3 vertebral body consistent with a hemangioma.  Disc heights and signal are maintained.  The conus location, caliber and signal are unremarkable.  The nerve roots course normally without clumping."  And:
L3- 4: Unremarkable.
L4- 5: Minimal disc bulge and facet arthropathy.
L5- S1: Minimal midline protruded appearance contained in the epidural space.

I would like to know is this a problem.  Im being told not to worry about it.  But with as active as the army keeps me, i need to know what would be my best option.
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Usually a hemangioma is not a problem and typically does not cause any symptoms.  Mild bulging discs can cause some back pain but again those are not serious problems.  
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you know the written report that comes with an mri is very little help...the film itself is what really shows what is going on..can u get a copy of ur disc from where u had ur mri?  i sat down with my doctor and we went over it so i could understand...nothing u mention here sounds abnormal for someone over 30...but it is the film that really countsa
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