Dr Corenman, thanks for your help back in March 2020. I did not do MD surgery due to Covid and then my symptoms got much better. I was about 80-90% good for most 2020 and 21 with just a bit of numbness on my right foot, Then in early Dec 21, I had a flareup, more numbness but no loss of strength this time. Got repeat MRI at 22 month mark – have a consult this week. Copying relevant results – wondering if worse or better than first one.
L2-L3: Minimal disc bulge resulting in minimal indentation of ventral
thecal sac and minimal neural foraminal narrowing.
L3-L4: Minimal disc bulge resulting mild indentation of ventral thecal
sac and minimal neural foraminal narrowing.
L4-L5: Moderate severe disc space narrowing with endplate changes.
Broad-based central disc protrusion seen abutting both L5 nerve roots
along the lateral recess, left worse on right. No neural foraminal
L5-S1: Interval resolution of right lateral recess disc extrusion with
persistent broad-based right paramedian protrusion seen slightly
abutting the right S1 nerve root.
Nonaneurysmal aorta with normal flow-voids.