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Dr. Gregory Goldstein
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Mri shows a fluid build up in lumbar spine, what to do?

Mri shows a fluid build up in lumbar spine, what to do?

Fluid build up??: Would need more info - not sure what fluid "build up" means - we would need to look at your MRI to see exactly what's going on. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


Dr. Paxton Daniel
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Dr. Simant Shah
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I did an MRI scan on my lumbar spine and report said 'two non significant disc bulges'. What does that means?

I did an MRI scan on my lumbar spine and report said 'two non significant disc bulges'. What does that means?

Non-significant: This usually will mean that there is bulging of the lumbar disks, but you should not have and clinical symptoms as its very small. In other words, its not pressing on anything. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
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Dr. Anthony Filly
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Lumbar spine MRI says epidural fat attenuation. What is this?

Not sure: Epidural fat is common and it can get thickened. We call this epidural lipomatosis and it can narrow the spinal canal where the nerve roots run. It is somewhat controversial as to whether this is clinically significant. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Nefcy
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MRI of lumbar spine showed regions of focal fatty replacement and/or hemangiomas within the lumbar spine and chronic wedge deformities. Should I worry?

MRI of lumbar spine showed regions of focal fatty replacement and/or hemangiomas within the lumbar spine and chronic wedge deformities. Should I worry?

Not too much: The area of fatty replacements and/or hemangiomas within the lumbar spine are not significant, and pose no future problem for you. However, the chronic wedge deformities may be due to prior trauma with injury to the vertebral bodies, or possible osteopenic compression fractures. Discuss with you doctor about possibly osteoporosis or other bone abnormality, and how to limit further injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Ly Phan
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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
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Can colon tumors be seen on a lumbar spine mri?

Can colon tumors be seen on a lumbar spine mri?

Not really: It is windowed to focus on the lumbar spine so you don't really appropriately visualize the colon on the lumbar spine mri. This particular study is not a good study at all to evaluate the colon. To properly evaluate the colon, ask your doctor to inform you on what study is needed to properly visualize the colon. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Byrnes
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What can I do with my back pain? I have 4 buldging discs and one herniation with a tear. That's all in my lumbar spine. Haven't mri-ed rest of back ye

What can I do with my back pain? I have 4 buldging discs and one herniation with a tear. That's all in my lumbar spine. Haven't mri-ed rest of back ye

U hav lots t do: Pain management is useful if it helps you to move normally while you heal. If you smoke, you must stop. What ever type of activity/lifestyle produces the damage to your back must be modified. Physical therapy for a core strengthening, yoga type stretching home exercise program that incorporates proper breathing and body awareness is the pathway that I have seen the most success. Patience! ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Lumbar (Definition)

The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more


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