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Hello all, I just had an MRI yesterday and would like to get some thoughts from this community.

I am a 53 yr. old female. My history is one of scoliosis, at last check, approximately a 50 degree curve. I was diagnosed as a child but never braced or treated. I have extensive pain after walking or standing for as little as 5-10 minutes. I had a Boston Scientific spinal cord simulator implanted 3 yrs. ago which has not helped me in the past year. I had it removed on 9/23/16 and my neurosurgeon wanted to take a look at my back before replacing the unit with subcutaneous leads in the area of my pain which is mostly my right lumbar area. I do have an appointment with my dr. next week to discuss the findings, but I would just like some input here. I've just been surfing around on the internet.

Thank you so much in advance!

Lori
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At L5-S1: There is facet arthropathy and disc bulge. There is severe right neuroforaminal
stenosis with compression of exiting nerve root. Findings are unchanged from previous
study.

At L4-5: There is facet arthropathy and disc bulge. There is moderate right neuroforaminal
stenosis. Findings are unchanged from previous study.

At L3-4: There is facet arthropathy and disc bulge. There is mild bilateral neural
foraminal stenosis. There is mild spinal canal stenosis. Findings are unchanged from
previous study.

At L2-3: There is facet arthropathy and disc bulge with mild spinal canal stenosis.
Findings are unchanged from previous examination.

At L1-2: There is shallow central disc protrusion mildly indenting the thecal sac .
Findings are unchanged from previous examination.

IMPRESSION:

Scoliosis.

Stable multilevel degenerative changes detailed above.

No high-grade compression of the thecal sac.

Mild spinal canal stenosis L2-L3 and L3-L4 without compression of the nerve roots of the
cauda equina.

Severe neuroforaminal stenosis on the right at L5-S1 and moderate neuroforaminal stenosis on the right at L4-L5. There is compression of exiting right L5 nerve root at L5-S1.





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