Posted 10/17/2013 11:21 AM (GMT -7)
Thought I would post a quick update, and ask if any one has opinion on my MRI results.
I am sill waiting to get into NorthWestern as they need to read my MRI and then call me to schedule appointment.Usually takes two weeks after the read it for them to schedule.
My regular Dr called me with results, and said by the look of the MRI was wondering how I was able to stand the pain. I reminded myself that he is not a pain specialist or a neurosurgeon. Below are the remarks on MRI that stand out. If anyone is familiar with any of it, I would appreciate if you could share.
*Modic degenerative changes type I present at L1-L2, L2-L3 and L2-L4.
*Bone marrow demonstrates degenerative changes with disc narrowing at L3-L4 through L5-S1.
*L3-L4 diffuse disc bulge.
*Bilateral neural foramina encroachment at L3-L4, L4-L5 and L5-S1.
*Intervertebral disc desiccation at L3-L4 trhough L5-S1.
Of course shows my lumbar fusions of L1-L5 and L5-L4.
Like everyone else I have had many MRI in the past, but the two words that stand out to me are MODIC degenerative, and DESICCATION, as I have not seen this before on any of MRIs in past. Dont want to get all worried, if nothing to worry about.
My Dr. did give me Ultram to help with pain until I get into NW. He wanted to give me siomething stronger, but I do not want to go down that path again.
Any remarks would help relieve my mind.
Thanks for help, Hoe everyone is having a good day.