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I am a 67 year old male and just had an MRI and have been referred to a spine surgeon . I was getting tingling or numb feeling in my feet and pain in calves and thighs after walking for about 5-6 minutes.

Can someone help me understand MRI results and what course of action is most likely to resolve my problem. Does this mean I will need surgery.


The lumbar spine demonstrates normal alignment without vertebral body height compromise or marrow endema. There are scatterred benign hemangiomata . There is lower lumbar facet joint arthropathy. The spinal cord terminates at the superior L1 level.

Partial imaging of a 7.6 cm left renal inferior pole cyst is noted.


Lumbar spondylosis is present and appears to moderate at the L3-L4 level, severe at the L4-L5 level.

Multiple bilateral neural foraminal encroachment appears most moderate on the left at the L4-L5 level. Impingmet of the existing left L4 nerve root is a consideration.

Partial imaging of a left renal cyst is present.

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