My wifes(25yrs) mri report says
.loss of lumbar lordosis
.conus medullaris ends at l1 vertebrae
.l4-l5 disc level -diffuse disc bulge causing mild compression over anterior thecal space
.lower dorsal cord is normal in size and signal intensity
Impression :lumbar spondyolosis with degenerative disc disease
The report describes loss of normal curvature of the lower spine. This could result from inflammation followed by muscle spasm. There is also a disc herniation at L4/L5 that is causing mild intrusion into the space that carries the spinal cord. Since the changes are mild-moderate, an initial trial of conservative management with rest, anti-inflammatory medications and physiotherapy to strengthen the back muscles may be tried before considering alternative therapies.
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