I had 2 MRIs recently due to pain in neck & shoulders radiating down arm. And pain in lower back radiating down leg. Cervica MRI Impression: Cervical spondylosis most pronounced at the C6-C7 level where thee is a central/left paracentral disk protrusion. This extends into the left neural formaina and causes asymmetric left-sided neural foraminal narrowing. Moderate circumferential spinal canal stenosis.
Lumbar MRI Impression: Central disk protrusion at the L4-L5 level with effacement of the thecal sac. Bilateral facet joint degenerative changes. Circumferential spinal can stenosis. Facet joint hypertrophy involving the lower lumbar spine.
What does this all mean? I also have lupus which is in remission. And fibromyalgia which is very active. I get sacrialiac joint injections every 2 months. And I take numeous medications including Gabapentin.
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