... arthritis in the joints, in this case, of the lumbar spine. It can cause the growth of little osteophytes that increase the size of the joints. When this happens it can create stenosis in the foramen or the central canal. ... (5 replies)
Osteophtes are bone spurs; in your case, that protrude toward the back of your spine in the low back area. Bone spurs are usually a sign of arthritis. (3 replies)
... posterior osteophytes is the narrowing of the spinal canal. ... (3 replies)
... hello I am from Mumbai , India . I am havin problem of loss of normal lordosis suggestive of muscle spasm and small posterior oste4ophytes in L3 , L4 please give me some information about it as I am having low back pain. ... (3 replies)
... what is small posterior osteophytes in L3, L4, L5 (3 replies)
... Interesting. You have what I would consider a significant finding mentioned in the X-ray but not mentioned in the MRI. However, the reporter is not entirely sure and suggests that "clinical correlation would be useful." The finding is the following:
There appears to be a transitional lumbosacral segment. There is articulation of the left transitional sacral segment,... (3 replies)
... osteophyte abut exiting nerve roots. Osteophytes on right slightly progressed. There are some edematous endplate changes. ... (0 replies)
... While it looks like there are many issues, you will note that many of them are described as "mild." In the language of the MRI report, there are standardized adjectives that are used to describe "how bad" a particular issue is. The words used are minimal, mild, moderate and severe.
Doctors tend to ignore the first two categories. They are worth noting on a report as the... (2 replies)
... 1. slight retrolisthesis of L1 vertebral body relative to L2. Lumbar AP vertical alightment stature and marrow signal intensity otherwise within limits.
2. Multilevel lumbar disc degeneration and generalized disc bulging at all lumbar levels, more pronounced at L1-L2. There is mild to moderate ventral sac deformity.
3. Mild central canal stenosis L3-L4, L4-L5 due to bulging... (2 replies)
... Welcome to the board.
Is this your first MRI? As you read comments on this board, keep in mind we do not have formal medical training, but participate as fellow back sufferers to share information and experience.
The MRI is just one piece of the diagnostic puzzle. The spine specialist will correlate its findings to what is found upon physical exam, basic neurologic... (1 replies)
... there are posterolateral osteophytes and a 2. ... (11 replies)
... Eventually I ended up having a revision surgery where I ended up being fused from L3 to S1. The interesting thing is that when they opened me up, my surgeon was surprised to see that I basically had no facet joints at L3. ... (15 replies)
... Hi 12 years ago i had an emergancy opp as L4/L5 dics came out and embedded in my nervous system
i have recently had another scan and here are the results can someone explain them to me please and what can happen later on in life thanks x i am 39 years old
MRI SCAN SPINE LUMBER
sagittal images from T9 to the sacrum and axial images T11/T12 and from L3 to S1 have been... (3 replies)
... there are posterolateral osteophytes and a 2. ... (6 replies)
... disc protrusion complex extending into neural foramina with narrowing combined with facet hypertrophy, the AP spinal canal measures just at 10mm. Also showing osteophytes which I believe are bone spurs. ... (6 replies)
... I know I have a terrible back but was wondering if someone can break down the meaning of these MRI results.
Schmorl's nodes of the endplates of T11-12, through L1-2 and L5-S1.
Tip of the conus medullaris terminates at T12-L1.
L3-4 degeneration of the disc and posterior disc bulge. Small endplate osteophytes.
L4-5 Moderation degeneration of the disc. Moderate posterior disc... (0 replies)
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... S1...this is also called facet joint syndrome. You don't have any fractures, or osteophytes in the lumbar area , at least from this particular xray... ... (5 replies)
... At the disc between L3 and L4, there is a moderate disc protrusion. ... (5 replies)
... Please keep in mind that the MRI is one piece of the diagnostic puzzle. The doctor will correlate the images from the MRI with what he/she finds on physical exam, basic neurologic exam, your husband's medical history and whatever he reports about his symptoms and description of injury or accident or "back history."
Basically the report indicates that there are mild... (3 replies)