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Old 04-29-2008, 10:18 AM #1
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Hi, I could use a little help with my mir on the lumbar area of my back. I also had a cervical one to post as well:

Findings: There is probably minor scoliosis. There is no lumbar vertegral body compression fracture or subluxation. There is early degenerative desiccation involving the L1-L2 and L2-L3 discs. There is probably some degenerative reactive marrow changes at the anterosuperior aspect of L2 vertebral body. Small Schmorl's nodes are seen the the superior and inferior endplates of L1 vertebral body and superior nd plate of L3. There is minor multilevel disc bulging at all levels throughout the lumbar spine. No significant degree of disc bulging or disc herniation detected at the lumbar spine. There are some facet joint degenerative changes in the mid and lower lumbar spine. The appearance on the axial images is compatible with borderline to mild central canal stenosis at L2-L3, L3-L4 and L4-L5. No significant or severe degree of central canal stenosis is visualized. Suggestion of very small marginal osteophyte at the anterior aspect of the left L5-S1 facet joint near the posterior aspect of the left S1 nerve root. There is no lumbar vertegral body compression fracture or sublxation. No findings to suggest a mass at the visualized inferior tip of the conus is seen.

C spine mri:


Findings: normal alignmnet is maintained. No subluxation is seen. There is small focal posterior bulge versus very small posterior protusion at C4-C5 and to lesser extent at C5-C6 with mild venral impression upon the thecal sac, but without abutting the spinal cord or resulting in cord compression or significant degree of spinal stenosis. The remainder of the discs in the cervical spien appear to outline normally. There is uniform calibar of the spinal cord.

The thyroid gland asymmetry with the left lobe larger and with lesion anteriorly at left lobe could be correlated clinically, and has been previously evaluated with thyroid ultrasound.

I had seen an orthopedic for the readings of this, and he really didn't say too much, other then he did see a narrowing of the canal in the cervical area.

I also have problems with the thoracic spine and am requesting that my family dr order an mri on this as well. I have problems with my balance and need to see a neurologist in regards to this.

One thing I do have in the thoracic spin is that I believe it is T8-T9 the herniated disc is in very slight contact with the cord. And since I recently re-injured my back, it would to me at least, seem a good idea to mri the thoracic area of the back to make sure nothing is going on there.

Original injury to back did not include any problems with the c-spine, this is relatively new.

Thanks in advance, and sorry so long to post. Just to let you know, one of my main concerns is the bone marrow thing.
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I don't know what everything means; after doing my best to learn about terms noted in my reports, I put together a list of sites that can help decipher:

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Hi Bobbi,
Thank you so much for your link that you have provided, I really appreciate the time that you took to respond to me.
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