Posted by: christi | 2012-11-01

lumbar spine

please explain-evidence of loss of signal at L4/L5 with central and posterior acute annular disk tear-minor broad based disk bulge which impresses predominantly into right L4/L5 neural exit foramen-prominant facet joint arthrosis with anterior osreophytes seen at L4/L5-osteophyte seen impressing into the right L4/L5 neural exit foramen with possible right-sided exiting L4 nerve root irritation/compression evident-posterior synovial cyst seen on right of L4/L5 levelfacet joint arthrosis at the L5/S1 level with a right-sided posterior synovial cyst-is this very bad and what treatment would you give

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I suggest that you ask your doctor to explain the results on the x-ray. It will be more informative if he/she explains it to you when you are able to visualise everything. Your x-rays show that there is a tear in the cushion between the L4/L5 vertebrae, causing bulging and this in turn causes irritation of the nerves, leading to pain the lower back that will refer down the limb. You might need an operation to replace the disc between L4/L5, in order to cure you from pain.


Dr Anrich

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