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Spine Problems

MRI Report Says:

“Enhancing Scar Tissue predominantly on the Right Extends into the Neural Foramina at L5-S1 Abutting the Exiting Right L5 Nerve Root and also the Descending Right S1 Nerve Root.”

CT Report Says:

“Soft tissue attenuation that is suspicious of scar tissue within the Right Lateral Recess, Right Neural Foramen and Postoperative Bed Posterior to the Thecal Sac at L5-S1.  This soft tissue contacts the exiting Right L5 Nerve and may cause mass effect on the traversing right S1 Nerve Root.”

What does this mean in plain English?
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

The report says there is evidence of scar tissue at the L5 S1 region of the spine, which is the lower back. This is attributed to a prior surgery done at that level. This scar tissue can cause compression on the L5 and S1 segments of the spinal nerves. Compression on nerve segments can cause pain.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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