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    After receiving these results my surgeon is refusing to see me. He has done 6 spine sutures in the past 4 years. 5 cervical and one back. Please help me

    Sept MRI results lumbar

    L1-2 level: No disc protrusion or bulging of the annulus fibrosis. Facet arthropathy but no spinal
    stenosis nor lateralrecess stenosis.

    L2-3 level: Mild generalized bulging of the annulus fibrosis. No disc protrusion. Facet arthropathy
    and ligamentous hypertrophy but no spinal stenosis nor lateralrecess stenosis.

    L3-4 level: Moderate generalized bulging of the annulus fibrosis with progression since last exam.
    No disc protrusion. Facet arthropathy and ligamentous hypertrophy may produce bilateral lateral
    recess stenosis. No spinal stenosis.

    L4-5 level: Moderate diffuse bulging of the annulus fibrosis, unchanged. No disc protrusion. Facet
    arthropathy and ligamentous hypertrophy has progressed and results in the lateral lateralrecess
    stenosis. No sp9inal stenosis.

    L5-S1 level: There is effacement of the anterolateral aspect of the thecal sac from 10:00 to 12:00
    which has developed since last exam and may be a smallright paracentral disc protrusion or
    epidural fibrosis. Repeat MRI with IV contrast is recommended. Facet arthropathy and ligamentous
    hypertrophy produces bilateral lateralrecess stenosis. Canal is decompressed by the left
    hemilaminectomy with no evidence of spinal stenosis.
    ***** Final *****

    I’m currently experiencing severe low back pain and my left thigh is completely numb. Also have face timing and throbbing thigh pain if I stand up

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    You have “severe low back pain and my left thigh is completely numb. Also have face timing and throbbing thigh pain if I stand up”. Where is the thigh numb? Front or back side? Unclear what “face timing” is but probably translation issues. Can you define further? What surgery did you have in your lower back?

    You have lateral recess stenosis at multiple levels so this could be a pain generator. See https://neckandback.com/conditions/lateral-recess-stenosis/

    Dr. Corenman

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