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wolftrades
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   Posted 8/15/2007 11:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Just had new MRI-very similar to old one.
 
Should I be feeling severe pain from this?
 
At L1-L2 there is no canal stenosis. The neural foramina demonstrates no significant narrowing bilaterally.



At L2-L3, there is disk bulge diffusely with facet hypertrophy. There is mild canal stenosis identified with mild foraminal narrowing present bilaterally.



At L3-L4 there is disk bulge and central disk protrusion with boderline canal stenosis. The neural foramina demonsrates mild narrowing bilaterally.



At L-4-L5 there is disk bulge and facet hypertrophy with central disk extrusion which extends along the posterior margin of the L5 veretebral body with boderline canal stenosis. The neural foramina demonstrate moderate narrowing toward the left and mild narrowing toward the right.



At L5-S1 there is no canal stenosis identified. The neural foramina demonstrate no significant narrowing bilaterally



IMPRESSION

L4-5 DISK BULGE AND CENTRAL DISK EXTRUSION WITH BODERLINE CANAL STENOSIS AND FORAMINAL NARROWING IDENTIFIED WORSE TOWARD LEFT.



L3-4 DISK BULGE AND CENTRAL DISK PROTRUSION WITH BODERLINE CANAL STENOSIS WITH MILD FORAMINAL NARROWING.



L2-3 DISK BULGE AND MILD CANAL STENOSIS WITH MILD FORAMINAL NARROWING BILATEDRALLY



SLIGHT SCOLIOTIC CURVATURE OF THE LUMBAR SPINE IS PRESENT

TexasJen
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   Posted 8/16/2007 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I would think so. Your MRI is almost as bad as my 74 year old mother's, and she hasn't been able to stand up straight in years.
Living in the Republic of Texas minus a gallbladder, a couple of cervical discs, appendix, uterus, and 18" of colon; but living with my wonderful husband, 2 dogs, 1 cockatiel, and 2 gold fish. 


AngMichelle
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   Posted 8/16/2007 6:49 PM (GMT -7)   
actaully, i've always need told that it is very normal to have bulging disk..but I know what what the other stuff means. a lot of people have slight curves too.
I don't see that the nerves are being pressed....I don't know.
But who am I to say this doesn't cause pain. I know my bulging disk can r'. eally hurt at times.
I bet your doctors are saying"you shouldn't be in as much pain as you are" I was so tired of hearing that one.
we all sense pain differently, and respond differently.
I just hope the pain goes away for you.
Ang
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TexasJen
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   Posted 8/16/2007 6:54 PM (GMT -7)   
The Scoliotic curvature means the spine is curving sideways - totally different situation from the normal curve in the lumbar area that everyone has. Does anyone remember having scoliosis checks in school every year?
Living in the Republic of Texas minus a gallbladder, a couple of cervical discs, appendix, uterus, and 18" of colon; but living with my wonderful husband, 2 dogs, 1 cockatiel, and 2 gold fish. 


AngMichelle
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   Posted 8/16/2007 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I too have a slight side-ways curve, and I was told this is normal. I wasn't talking about ht curve in the lumbar area.
but again, I'm no doc.
DX-Migraines:Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome:
I am WELL!! 
Meds: ProzAC 40mg, Klonopin 1mg BID , Ambien 10mg
PRN- Imitrex INJ, Pherergan, Actiq 600mcg(fentanyl suckers) for migraine breakthrough pain
 NO MORE MEDS!!!! Doing engergy medicine
 
May God give you a reason to smile today, an extra reason to laugh, and bring joy to your soul.


wolftrades
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   Posted 8/16/2007 10:05 PM (GMT -7)   
You are certainly no Doctor! If you look at the MRI results, you'll see Spinal Stenosis and Facet Hypertrophy. Stenosis is a narrowing of the tube that carries nerves and Facet Hypertrophy is an arthritis based englargement of the tube. Both trap nerves, resulting in severe pain.






Alan

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   Posted 8/16/2007 10:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Alan, wow, yeppers you sure should be hurting. The facet problems will give you pure hell, then top it off with the stenosis, could be harboring a herniation, sheesh. With the multi level involvement, I canno see hoe you possibly would not be in pain. I sure hope you have some decent pain meds to take. Hugs, Susie


wolftrades
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   Posted 8/16/2007 11:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the hugs. I would say that I am on some pretty strong stuff-I wear a 100 mcg Fentanyl patch (which really does nothing) and I take up to 120 mg of Oxycodone a day for breakthrough.

Take Care!
Alan

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   Posted 8/16/2007 11:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Alan, I have facet problems L5-S1, and I have a pain pump and 2mg of Dilaudid I can take orally. It does not touch that pain. I am being scheduled for a RF and hopefully will get some relief again for ahwile. Dr said today he feels sure the nerves have grown back. Also, I have noticed that I am starting to lean forward instead of being straight up, he says its the facets causing this. I am too dang young to be hunched over, lol. Susie


wolftrades
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   Posted 8/16/2007 11:23 PM (GMT -7)   
How did the pump work for you? I was thinking about inquiring about the pump.

Good Luck with the RF and hope you get the relief you deserve!

Alan

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   Posted 8/16/2007 11:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I had pretty much ran out of avenues when my dr rec the pump. I have so much pain in so many different parts of my body, he said no pain pill could handle taking care of all the pain. I do not tolerate medications well at all, that was another problem to add to the mix.

I have done very well with my pump. The 1st year was not easy at all for me, had to find the right mix of medications, then they titrate the doseage up, usually done at 20% increments, I got 10% to prevent and possibly ward off reactions to the meds. I also had other health conditions and that was another reason to go slow & steady. It was very slow going, but once we got in the area we needed to be it was great. I am now beginning to do some things I have been able to do in the past few years. I will not be able to do everything I did before, but I am thankful for what I can do. Susie

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