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How serious is my MRI

This is my MRI findings and I would really like to know how serious it is before I do anything. I am in severe pain most of the time and I just need some relief.

FINAL REPORT --MRI LUMBAR SPINE

11/20/2018 9:08 AM

Clinical Information: M54.16, RADICULOPATHY, LUMBAR REGION; RADICULOPATHY;

Comparison: none

Technique:
Sagittal and axial T2-weighted and FSE T1 T2-weighted scans and sagittal STIR scans of the lumbar spine were performed.

Findings:
Lumbar vertebral body heights and disc space heights are maintained although disc desiccation seen at multiple levels. There is degenerative endplate changes at T11-T12 incidentally noted with ventral osteophytosis present. A disc protrusion is seen at that level as well with only mild ventral dural sac effacement.



L1-L2
No spinal canal stenosis or foraminal compromise

L2-L3
No spinal canal stenosis or foraminal compromise

L3-L4
Very small disc bulging and/or small disc herniation identified with no significant spinal canal or foraminal stenosis

L4-L5
Small dorsal disc bulge is present with a small annular tear likely identified. There is facet hypertrophy present. There is mild concentric canal narrowing without foraminal stenosis

L5-S1
Small broad-based disc bulge is identified with a small superimposed right paracentral intraforaminal disc herniation identified. This does result in lateral recess narrowing without spinal canal stenosis and only mild bilateral foraminal narrowing



Impression:
Degenerative disc disease as discussed.
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