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Help interpreting my MRI report

L2-3 Normal
L3-4 Normal
L4-5 Small left sided bulge with minimal T2 hyperintensity in the posterior annulus.  There is minimal left sided facet joint degenerative change with minimal focal T2 hyperintensity.  No disc height loss or endplate degenerations present.  
L5-S1 Minimal Left sided bulge

The bone marrow and conus signal are normal.

Impression
Small left L4-5 and L5-S1 bulges.   The most prominent finding on this study is the mild left L4-5 foraminal narrowing corresponding to the left L4 nerve.
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It would really be helpful if you wrote about the symptoms you're having when you posted your report.

The foramen are small canals that the nerve roots use to emerge from the spinal canal, sometimes the foramen can become narrowed by disc bulges and or osteophytes (arthritis) which can pinch the nerves causing considerable pain.

A pinched L4 nerve root could cause Anterior sciatica. Pain which radiates along the anterior aspect of the thigh into the anterior leg.
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