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There is straightening of the normal lordosis..... which may be secondary to spasm.... The conus medullaris terminates at L1. At L4 L5, there is a central posterier disc herniation with peripheral annular tear, which measures approx 2.1 x 0.5 cm sagitally indenting upon the ventral thecal sac.
broad based central posterior disc herniation.....
Your lumbar (lower back) spine has lost some of the normal arching towards the belly, which could be due to tightened muscles around the area. You probably have pain in the lumbar area which causes the surrounding muscles to spasm.
The spinal disc between vertebraes L4 and L5 (the second to last disc at the bottom of the spine - one of the most common locations) has bulged into the spinal canal. The bulging compresses the nerve exiting the spine at the location and can cause weakness, numbness and pain in legs and buttocks. According to the report there is no contact with the spinal cord, at least in the position in which the study was made, indicating that the bulge would affect only the nerve exiting at L4-L5 level and not nerves further down in the spinal cord.
Thank you so much for your responce I have a herniated disc and a ruptured disc in my L4 L5 the pain when it hits me is a ten it feeks like someone is stabbing th nerve root ending in my tailbone/spine. when this happens I can barely walk. sitting aggrivates it and standing and laying down feel the best I have tried oxycodone, muscle relaxers, n ssteroids along with advil and it was
not working. I went to see a pain manage specialist and he wants to give me 3 steroid shots three weeks apart from each other. I hope that its not going to mask the pain. He said its going to fix the problem because he is shooting a steriid right into the herniated disc. This all started on March 3rd and it's bern a long process and it's such a long story.......eh lol
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