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please urgent regarding spine

i am 34 years old, i had severe bachache at lower left side, right leg muscle pain inside, no swelling, severe pain in leg when walking through steps (more while getting down).  is it relavant with the bachache or not.

i have gone for L.S SPINE MRI,

Technique -
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TSE T2 Axial and Sagittals
TSE T1 Sagittals
STIR coronals.

Impression in the report by radiologist :-
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1.  PARTIAL DESSICATION FO L4/L5 DISC WITH DIFFUSE POSTERIOR BULGE CAUSING MILD ANTERIOR THECAL COMPRESSION AND MILD LEFT NEURAL FORAMENAL STENOSIS.

2.  PARTIAL DESSICATION OF L5/S1 DISC WITHOUT SIGNIFICANT BULGE.

3.  MILD BILATERAL L4/L5 FACETAL HYPERTROPHY.

pl.  explain me clearly what the impression mean and tell me how much time it takes to cure, can it come to normal as previous. what are the precautions to be taken, to get normal suggest me what to do.

with regards,
hai2008.
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710356 tn?1229268611
1.  The Bugle/ANTERIOR THECAL COMPRESSION  is referring to the connect tissue which surrounds the spinal cord. So the Bulge is slighly pressing into the thecal tissue, Neural Foraminal Stenosis means a constricted or narrow opening that nerves pass through.


2. Desiccation refers to the state of extreme dryness. In biology, desiccation refers to the drying out of a living organism or tissue. This is a loss of water from the intervertebral disc. In a dehydrated environment, the disc will have a hard time trying to heal.

3. FACETAL HYPERTROPHY is referring to an enlargement as a result of degenerative changes.
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710356 tn?1229268611
Here is a few websites you might find helpful:

http://www.americanspinal.com/

http://www.spine-health.com/

http://www.spineuniverse.com/
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