Hello, my dad (age: 61) has had low back pain for several years now. He had been doing quite well managing it until last week when he experienced a sudden, stabbing pain (while bending down to pick up something) in the lower back region. Since, he was in extreme pain (he still is), the doctor gave him some epidural and pain medications and asked him to get an MRI since, such incidents have happened a couple of times over the past 10 years. The MRI results are as follows:
MRI LUMBOSACRAL SPINE
MULTIPLANAR MULTIECHO MRI OF LUMBOSACRAL SPINE HAS BEEN PERFORMED.
LOSS OF LUMBAR LORDOSIS.
LUMBAR VERTEBRAL BODIES ARE NORMAL IN HEIGHT AND MARROW SIGNAL INTENSITIES. SMALL SCHMORL'S NODE IN SUPERIOR END PLATE OF L2.
DISC DESICCATION OF LUMBAR DISCS.
GRADE I ANTERIOLISTHESIS OF L5 OVER S1 WITH BREAK IN THE LEFT PARS INTERARTICULARIS.
DIFFUSE BULGE OF L3-4 AND L4-5 CAUSING NARROWING OF CENTRAL CANAL WITH THECAL SAC INDENTATION.
CONUS MEDULLARIS IS NORMAL. CAUDA EQUINA NERVE ROOTS APPEAR NORMAL.
PRESPINAL AND PARASPINAL SOFT TISSUES APPEAR NORMAL.
FACET JINTS ARE NORMAL.
NO e/o BONY CANAL STENOSIS.
MIDSAGITTAL DIAMETERS OF THE SPINAL CANAL AT VERTEBRAL LEVELS IN cm’s AT DISC LEVELS ARE;
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