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kattgyrl posted:
Got my MRI report but could someone please translate it into English for me? :: STRAIGHTENING OF NORMAL LORDOTIC CURVATURE. C3-4 LEVEL, 1.5MM OF CENTRAL POSTERIOR DISC PROTRUSION, INDENTING THE ANTERIOR ASPECT OF THE THECAL SAC. C4-5 LEVEL, 1.5MM OF CENTRAL POSTERIOR DISC PROTRUSION, INDENTING THE ANTERIOR ASPECT OF THE THECAL SAC. C5-6 LEVEL, BROAD. BASED ASYMMETRIC POSTERIOR DISC PROTRUSION AT MAXIMUM ON RIGHT SIDE MEASURES 2MM, CAUSING PRESSURE OVER THE ANTERIOR THECAL SAC.
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bj1208 responded:
hi - welcome to the support group -

here are a couple of sites that help with the terminology from MRI scans - hopefully this will help -

http://www.chirogeek.com/

http://www.adriaanliebenberg.co.za/tests/terminology-for-ct-scans-and-mri-scans-lumbar-region.html

hopefully this will help til you get to see the doctor -

take care - Joy
 
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Rafael Levin, MD, MSc responded:
Though the MRI report points out to multiple disc herniations and other abnormalities it does not appear particularly concerning in terms of stenosis or instability. However, the interpretation of the study is meaningless without:

1- Your surgeon looking at the actual images
2- Your surgeon interpreting the findings in the context of your history, symptoms, and clinical examination.

Please make sure to bring the actual images to your surgeon or pain management physician on your follow up visit.

Best of luck


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