A 24-year-old female asked:
my mri states that i have 2 bulging disc at l3-4 and l5-s1 and moderate spinal stenosis at l4-5 narrowing the thecal sac to 8.7 mm. what does it mean?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Laurence Badgley answered
52 years experience General Practice
Non-specific: 24y female has reported unilateral sciatica 4 weeks post-delivery & MRI shows "spinal canal stenosis" L-4/5 & "disc bulges" lumbar regions. MRI report does not explain symptoms; disc bulges oft seen in asymptomatic people. More likely birthing injured pelvic sacroiliac joint, now hyper mobile & impinging presacral plexus. Was excessive trendelenberg posture forced while had epidural anesthesia?
Answered on Sep 15, 2015
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