I hope all is well with you and your family and practice. I had the 360 lumbar fusion back in June. Just started PT a couple of weeks ago (aquatic) i feel great while in the water! of course once out the heaviness returns along with the aching. Hoping that the achey lower back and leg pain goes away soon. I had a couple of questions. These were addressed by the surgeon at all. I have not seen him since the surgery, only the PA which is very kind. I want to know what Small intraosseous Hemangiomas noted mean? it is in my MRI report? i also do not know what Thoracolumbar Levocurvature without scoliosis means? I know this is a long recovery,and the good news is i can sleep at night pain free now. I really was hoping everything was going to be addressed in this surgery as I do not wish to go through that ever again. It was awful in my experience. I am assuming the Intraosseous hemangiomas are at the L4 L5 according to the report.
“Small intraosseous Hemangiomas” are a normal finding in some patients, These are areas in the bone where there is more vascular tissue than normal. Years ago, we did not know these existed and the new MRI images made us aware of their presence. Many in the early years were biopsied until we became aware of their common presentation.
“Thoracolumbar Levocurvature without scoliosis” is a small curve in the area between the thorax (chest) and the upper lower back. Since a scoliosis is defined as a curve greater than 10 degrees, your curve is small. Generally. these don’t mean much.
Don’t waste time worrying about either of these two findings.