Ok...so I had an MRI a few weeks ago...I went the other day and picked up the disc and the report... The report was Blah Blah Blah....nothing major at T12-L3...then we get to L3/L4: The intervertebral disc desiccation and disc space narrowing. Bilateral facet joint arthropathy and concentric disc bulging. There is flattening of the thecal sac anteriorly. It measures 14 mm. Short Pedicles. Moderate Bilateral L3 Neural foraminal stenosis.
Findings: mild straightening of the normal lumbar lordosis and intervertabral disc desiccation and disc space narrowing at L3/L4, L4/L5, and L5/S1. The conus Medullaris terminates at the T1/L1 level.
L4/L5: Intervertebral disc desiccation and disc space narrowing. Bilateral facet joint DJD, degenerative temp. limit the flavum, short pedicles, and minimal disc bulging. Combo. of these factors cause moderate to severe bilateral L4 neural foraminal stenosis.
L5/S1: Intervertebral disc desiccation and disc space narrowing. Mild bilateral facet joint DJD. There is severe bilateral L5 neural foraminal stenosis. Disc material approximates both L5 nerves. Minimal S1 lateral recess stenosis.
That is the Normal stuff....Here is the strange stuff....
It also states that there is a Cortical Cyst in the inferior aspect of the right kidney.....What?
Okay fellow HWer's.....what is that? Anyone that can tell me what this report is saying please feel free....
I guess the cyst would explain some of the pain I'm feeling....but not all of it...right?
I have been a spectator for so long..Now it's time to participate.......
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/ 30 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1700 mg. at night..Glipizide 10mg. 2X in the morning and bedtime
Lantus 50 units at bedtime with Solostar Pen
Byetta 5 mcg. 2X daily
Post Edited (uniquelyme) : 3/25/2010 1:47:28 PM (GMT-6)