Hello I had a MRI done on my back and right leg for increase amount of pain. My doctor mail me the results and a letter to a Pain Management Center . I do not know what is going on. Please Help
Findings: There is no bone marrow signal abnormality. Chronic type mild endplate degenerative changes are seen at L4-L5. The conus medullaris termainates at the L1 level and has normal signal characteristics. The abdominal aorta is normal in caliber.There is no evident retroperitoneal mass.
Impression: L4-L5 and L5-S1 predominant disc degenerative disease. At L4-L5 large central and right paracentral disc protrusion resulting in moderate central canal stenosis and severe right lateral recess narrowing. The disc hernaiation contacts and displaces the right forming L5 nerve root in the lateral recess. This could be resulting in impingement. There is only mild left lateral recess narrowing, and no foraminal stenosis or L4 nerve root impingement. L5-S1 broad base disc protrusion in the central, left paracentral and foraminal region. This results in only mild inferior left foraminal narrowing and mild to moderate left lateral recess narrowing. No evident nerve root impingement.
I know how you feel. I am new and still trying to figure out what is wrong but , since March my back and right leg has been in so much pain all the time. I cannt do the things that I want to do and have been able to do all my life it like wam bam all of shuddend super mommy or super wife is down for the count and no one knows why. I feel like I am in the black hole with no answers and no place to start my children are 7 and 3(twins) I cannt keep anymore with them and my husband does not understand. I am a full time student and my grades have dropped I am in so much pain I cannt complete my schooling for my RN degree. I now have to look into going into a other field. I want to leave my husband now because all the dreams/goals/bucket list we have made I feel hopeless and I dont want to drag him down with me. I know how you feel about being depressed and not knowing where to go from here.View Thread