In severe pain in my lower back and legs, had MRI, what does it mean, what should I do?
I am 18 years old and in severe pain in my lower back and legs. I was wondering if someone could explain these MRI findings for me and explain what my next step should be.
L4-L5-There is moderate right neural foraminal stenosis related contribution from a right eccentric disc bulge with probable right foraminal disc protrusion. There is mild left neural foraminal stenosis due to disc bulge. There is a broad central disc protrusion, which narrows both lateral recesses, left more than right. The central canal remains patent.
L5-S1- There is mild left neural foraminal stenosis. The right neural foramen is patent. There is a small central disc protrusion with annular fissure. The central canal is patent.
You have 2 discs next step should be anti inflammatory with bed rest in knee and hip 90 degree flexion while avoiding sitting followed by physical therapy for 1 month
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This simply says you are having disc lesions in your back pressing on nerves supplying the left lower limb causing your pain …
Rest,physiotherapy and some modification in your work or studying environment like posture and sitting or standing or carrying patterns.
this is a result of disc problems with nerve compression.
lumbar traction,short wave,laser treatment and back exercises will help.
lumbar disc lesions- physiotherapy,lumbar braces and back muscle strengthening exercises are recommended.
ITS DUE TO DISC DESSICATION AND PROLAPSE CAUSING NERVE ROOT PINCHING.
PHYSIO AND BACK EXERCISES ARE THE BEST OPTIONS