Managed to get their analysis back – seems like you’re right, it’s just a bulge. What’s your interpretation of the below results? I’m not sure what they mean by soft tissue defects, could that be the source of the nerve sensation I have at L5S1?
L5-S1: Left hemilaminectomy and discectomy. Mild retrolisthesis with a small broad-based disc bulge and mild neuroforaminal narrowing. No significant Central spinal canal stenosis or nerve root compression. There soft tissue along the left hemilaminectomy defect consistent with postoperative change/scar..
IMPRESSION: MRI of the lumbar spine demonstrates:
Left laminectomy and discectomy at L5/S1 without evidence of recurrent disc herniation. Soft tissue along the left laminectomy defect, likely scar/postoperative change.
2. Mild retrolisthesis of L5 on S1 with loss of disc space height