I cannot comment on the accuracy of this report without seeing the films but if this is correct, it sounds like relatively mild degenerative disc disease and would not require surgery. You need to talk about this anytway with the doctor that ordered the test. Depending on your symptoms, most patients with degenerative disc disease improve or resolve with conservative therapy such as PT. Surgery is indicated usually when there is evidence of damage to the nerves such as muscle wasting or weakness or loss of bladder control.
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Im male, 27 years of age. Im 5'8 and 130-135 pounds.
Im feeling pain sometime in my right hips, buttock, posterior thigh, calf and heels of the foot. Sometimes it will transfer to the Left hips......etc. But majority is in the right side.
Why is if After I sleep the pain will trasfer to the other side of my body?
Is my findings also the same with other people? I mean is this findings usual?
I've had an MRI of my back done ane the findings are: scoliosis convex left. Desiccation of the discs at L4-L5 and L5-S1 with small annular tear at L5-S1. A hemangioma is present in the L3 vertebral body. At L3-L4 demonstrates there is mild disc annular bulge and asymmetric left facet pypertrophy resulting in mild narrowing at the inferior aspect of the left neural foramen. There is also narrowing of the left lateral recess and disc annylar bulging could impinge on the L5 nerve root within this recess. At L5-S1 there is mild spinal stenosis, the thecal sac is displaced to the right within the right lateral recess and this lateral recess is mildly narrowed. There could be impingement on the right S1 nerve root at this level, and there could also be impingement on the exiting L5 nerve root. A Tarlov cyst is present at the level S1. What does all this mean in "dummy terms" and what can be done about it? I'd appreciate any non-medical terms to explain what is wrong with my back and cures for it.
I have a mild central L4-L5 degenerating disk bulging, what is the possibility that the condition will worsen?