... Some spine specialists do not order myelograms because they are so invasive, and there is usually another less painful way to get the same information. I'm sorry you had to go through this.
At L3-L4 there is "something," most likely a disc herniation, that is pushing into the thecal sac, ( which is a tube-like ligament that encloses the central canal spinal nerves below... (1 replies)
... measuring 7mm in AP dimension and 11 mm in transverse dimension. Effacement of the thecal sac is identified. The thecal sac at the level of herniation measures 8. ... (1 replies)
... levels demonstrate a bulging disc both without stenosis. ... (4 replies)
... there is no focal herniation or spinal stenosis. ... (2 replies)
... Postorocentral disk herniation at L5 S1 as noted, slightly asymmetrical toward the left side, certainly possibly impinging on the left S1 nerve root if not also the right. ... (2 replies)
... I am no expert but based on your MRI.
You have a bulging disc at L3-L4 Which is NOT pinching the nerve root.
You have a Herniated disk at L4-L5 Which IS causing nerve root compression at L5
You have another Herniated disc at L5-S1 Which IS causing MAJOR nerve root compression to S1
Basically your disc's have ruptured at 2 levels and they are pressing on the... (11 replies)
... Thank you so much for responding back, I have only been to my family doctor who basically sent me to a Neurologist. Which I go Jan 17th. She put me on work restrictions and my work does not accomadate them . so now i am on medical leave. Basically I am not allowed to lift anything greater than 10lbs, no bending, sharp turns ,squatting, kneeling, no sitting or standing longer... (8 replies)
... displacing the left S1 root and abutting and causing mild deformity of the right S1 root." This basically means the disc at your bottom level is protruding to the point where it is rubbing up against your S1 nerve root, and this can cause major pain. ... (8 replies)
... I had a MRI lumbar spine w/o contrast and the findings are :
Routine MRI of the lumbar spine was performed using sagittal and axial imaging . incidental finding in the right pelvis shows a moderate amount of free fluid. the tip of the conus is seen at the L1-L2 level and appears normal.
L3-L4 shows some broad based buldge or protrusion causing some... (8 replies)
... medical guess is that if your disc bulges were sufficiently large, and you write that they were "ruptured," you probably should have had a fusion to begin with... ... (6 replies)
... L5 disc to correct a severe herniation. ... (4 replies)
... Yes, often people think they are having leg or hip problems and later find out, via thinks like MRI imaging, that they have disc problems which are leading to the symptoms they are experiencing. ... (6 replies)
... I had lumbar fusion at L4-5 July 2012. I have DDD. Level below and above degeneration. MRI reveals disc herniation on both levels (L3-4 & L5-S1 and I have bad leg psin on right leg/foot. Trying steroid pack & Neurontin for 1 month. If doesn't work...try epidural inj. Any advice?? (5 replies)
... L4 intervertebral disc causing anterior thecal sac indentation. ... (7 replies)
... No disc herniation, foraminal narrowing, or central spinal canal narrowing. ... (11 replies)
... Im 32 and I have been suffering from lower back pain since about 2003. I first found out that I had a herniated disc in 2003 via a MRI. Which I was able to manage the pain with physical theropy for several years. About 1. ... (8 replies)
... No disc herniation,neural forminal stenosis or spinal stenosis. ... (0 replies)
... L5 with a disc fragment that was lodged between the L3 and L4 vertebrae. I tried the conservative route for several months until I could get in to see a neurosurgeon. ... (6 replies)
... L3. It appears to be small and while pushing out of the disc space into the foramina, it is enough to be causing foraminal stenosis. ... (1 replies)
... There is normal lordotic curvature. There is slight, grade I retrospondylolistheses of L4 and L5. The vertebral body height and intervertebral disc space height are maintained. ... (1 replies)