... This is my 1st time posting here.. and sorry in advance because I know this post is lengthy...
I had an MRI my results in a nutshell are
L1-L2 disc bulging with mild facet arthropathy from
L2-L3 disc bulging with facet arthropathy with canal stenosis
L3-L4 disc bulging with mild facet arthropathy
L4-L5 disk bulging severe facet arthropathy moderate canal stenosis, mild... (7 replies)
... no spinal neuroforaminal stenosis. ... (1 replies)
... Hello Cat and welcome to the board!
All of that means that you have some degeneration of the disks in your lumbar spine which in turn are causing some arthritic changes in the joints of your vertebrae. Specifically bone spurs growing in the facet joints.
Most everyone has some level of degeneration as they age. As to how serious it is, from the language presented there... (1 replies)
... what is neuroforaminal narrowing of the spine related to uncovertebral joint hypertrophy (0 replies)
... Hello, and welcome to the board. It is always helpful to look at MRI results in the context of symptoms so if you post your symptoms we're likely to be able to help further.
The vertebrae in your spine are separated by spongy discs that supply shock absorption and ease of movement. As we age the discs start to dry out and lose some their water content (dessication). When... (1 replies)
... contributes to moderate left and mild right neuroforaminal narrowing. ... (1 replies)
... L4 there is no spinal stenosis or neuroforaminal narrowing. ... (1 replies)
... right moderate neuroforaminal narrowing abutting exiting nerve roots. ... (0 replies)
... C5 with marked neuroforaminal narrowing most marked on the left. The neurosurgeon again stated he would describe it in lesser terms, possibly mild. ... (15 replies)
... There is mild symmetric posterior disc bulging. There is a small annular tear identified. There is mild left neuroforaminal narrowing. ... (1 replies)
... ligamentum flavum thickening contributes to mild to moderate central bony canal stenosis. There is moderate bilateral lateral recess effacement. Mild bilateral neuroforaminal narrowing. Mild bilateral facet arthrosis. ... (1 replies)
... C6. There is moderate right neuroforaminal narrowing secondary to marginal spurring. There is contact with the thecal sac. The central canal measures 8.7mm. ... (2 replies)
... based disk bulge with effacement of the anterior thecal. Sac results show mild spinal stenosis and mild neuroforaminal narrowing. ... (10 replies)
... ening of the ventral cord surface. Mild endplate bone spurring at same level noted. There is no central canal stenosis. Facet arthropathy is noted with mild left neuroforaminal narrowing. ... (3 replies)
... hich the nerve exits. If the foramina becomes blocked or is narrowed by things such as osteophytes, enlarged facets, etc. the result is nerve compression. This narrowing process is referred to as "stenosis" and it can also happen in the central canal. ... (2 replies)
... n, marked loss of disc height and anterior endplate osteophytes. There is mild concentric annular disc bulge inclining more toward right side with mild inferior narrowing of the corresponding exit neural foramen, however, no demonstrated radicular impingement. ... (2 replies)
... moderate right neuroforaminal narrowing with compression of the right traversing S1 and exiting L5 nerve roots. ... (0 replies)
... L5. If the nerves were badly compressed, the report would say severe foraminal narrowing or stenosis...so MILD is a good thing. ... (6 replies)
... mild diffuse disc protrusion. Mild neuroforaminal narrowing by ligamentum flavum hypertrophy. ... (6 replies)
... Could someone who is more knowledgeable about reading MRIs and has been through treatment options help me out please?? (3 replies)