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  • sriram2107
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    Hi,

    I have back pain and it is getting severe over the past few months.
    Everyday when I wake up from sleep, I am unable to move for sometime.
    I am a software programmer, hope you understand my lifestyle and working style involves a lot of sitting and working.
    But I walk regularly at least 3-4 kms per day. Now a days even while shopping for a minimum time I get back pain.

    Can you help me read the MRI report. This was taken almost 2 months back when I initially had the back pain.

    FINDINGS:
    – Mild scoliosis of dorsal spine noted with convexity to left side – due to spasm.
    – Vertebral bodies are normal in height and signal intensity.
    – The intervertebral discs ore normol. No significant disc bulge / herniation.
    – The spinal cord shows normal signal intensity.
    – No intraspinal or extra spinal mass lesion
    – Pre and paraspinal soft tissues are normal.
    – Facet joints are normal.
    – Screening of cervical and lumbar spine revealed partial disc desiccation at multiple
    levels with small disc bulge at C3 – C4, C4 – C5, L4 – L5 and L5 – Sl levels causing
    mild indentation over anterior subarachnoid space.

    Thanks,

    Regards,
    Sriram

    Thanks a lot Doctor,

    This explains why I have lower back pain, but I also have Pain the mid back and also neck pain. Sometimes I cannot turn my neck sideways.
    Can you read anything related to this in the MRI.
    Can you suggest me what should be done now for this. Anything serious?

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    This reading contradicts itself. In one sentence, the radiologist states “The intervertebral discs are normal. No significant disc bulge / herniation”

    This individual then states “Screening of cervical and lumbar spine revealed partial disc desiccation at multiple levels with small disc bulge at C3 – C4, C4 – C5, L4 – L5 and L5 – Sl levels causing mild indentation over anterior subarachnoid space”.

    Assuming that you have mild degenerative disc disease at L4-S1, this would be a source for lower back pain. Assuming that this is true, you need a good rehabilitation program involving stretching, strengthening and conditioning the muscles and ligaments of the lumbar spine.

    Dr. Corenman

    sriram2107
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    Thanks a lot Doctor,

    This explains why I have lower back pain, but I also have Pain the mid back and also neck pain. Sometimes I cannot turn my neck sideways.
    Can you read anything related to this in the MRI.
    Can you suggest me what should be done now for this. Anything serious?

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