randolphMemberJuly 21, 2012 at 6:49 pmPost count: 2
hi im randolph 21 yrs old. ive been suffering on my left hips pain down through my legs. the pain feels likes my nerves is being stretched every time i walk straightly also everytime i go to bed and lay down straight i feel so much pain. i already go to an orthopedic and try some movements to see what could be the cause of my pain. he bend me forward the pain seems not to painful. but when i bend backward just an inched the pain shot me. feels like a needles or electric shock. he said i should go to MRI and i already do. MRI findings:
– There is straightening of the lumbar lordosis.
– Vertebral height and marrow signal are preserved.
– The visualized spinal cord is normal in size and signal intensity. No abnormal cord signal is seen.
– L4-L5 disc shows loss of hydration signal. There is right paracentral disc extrusion with inferior extension obliterating the right subarticular recess and impinges the traversing nerve root. the rest discs are intact with normal hydration and without bulge or protusion. the rest of the spinal canal, neural foramina and exiting nerve roots are within its normal limits.
1. STRAIGHTENED LUMBAR LORDOSIS.
2. L4-L5 DISC DESICCATION AND RIGHT PARACENTRAL DISC EXTRUSION OBLITERATING THE RIGHT SUBARTICULAR RECESS AND IMPINGES OF THE TRAVERSING NERVE ROOT.
dr. that is my finding of my MRI. plss help. i cant even go to my orthopedic doctor for him to see my findings. plss help im so worried with my condition. i cant even play with my little boy. im so sad. tomorrow is my birthday i dont know if i can celebrate with full energy because of my condition. plss help thank you and godbless you.Donald Corenman, MD, DCModeratorJuly 22, 2012 at 7:19 amPost count: 8460
Your MRI notes a right disc herniation compressing the right L5 root in the lateral recess. See the website under lateral recess stenosis to understand what this is.
You complain however of LEFT sided hip and leg pain that increased with extension (bending backwards). The causes of left leg pain increased with bending backwards could be from foraminal stenosis, lateral recess stenosis or an isthmic spondylolisthesis. See the website for those descriptions.
The radiologist might have mis-dictated the side, missed a foraminal stenosis on the right or you might have instability that only a flexion/extension X-ray can pick up.
You need further consultation.
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