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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

Dr. Scott Keith
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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


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My MRI scan showed that I have a bulging disc in my lower back. Should I see a spine specialist?

My MRI scan showed that I have a bulging disc in my lower back. Should I see a spine specialist?

Depends: Depends on if you have nerve symptoms. If you have only back pain or sciatica type pain but no weakness or numbness or bowel or bladder problems, then you don't have to, but may want to see one to discuss first non-surgical options of treatment and then if they do not work, then possible surgical options. ...Read more

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How do I ease my back pain I have had an MRI scan which shows scarring, compression on my spine and I am on endone, when I don't take this my back ach?

How do I ease my back pain I have had an MRI scan which shows scarring, compression on my spine and I am on endone, when I don't take this my back ach?

See a back surgeon: Find a good back doctor you can trust, either an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon, who specializes in backs. Sounds like you've had the work up. The last thing I'd recommend is a narcotic except for immediate post surgical pain. You'll get hooked on those things and breaking yourself of that habit will be worse than the back pain! Exercise to strengthen your back muscles. ...Read more

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I had an MRI scan of my back n they told me tht I have a joint spine prob so what type of prob is ths?is ths serus?n they will put 4injections a day.

I had an MRI scan of my back n they told me tht I have a joint spine prob so what type of prob is ths?is ths serus?n they will put 4injections a day.

Painful, not serious: First possibility: the joint referred to is an intervertebral disc. This is not as likely as this would usually require only one injection. The second possibility is the zygapophysial (or "facet") joints. If the L4-L5 & L5-S1 facet joints appear arthritic on imaging, both levels may be injected, sometimes bilaterally, accounting for four injections. The underlying problem? Arthritis. ...Read more

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What is t2 hyperintensity of left side conus? & demyelination? Thankyou. (Result from MRI scan of lower back)

What is t2 hyperintensity of left side conus? & demyelination? Thankyou. (Result from MRI scan of lower back)

Need more info: Without knowing your medical history and not having the MRI film in front of me this question is best answered by your physician. ...Read more

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Have pain in and around lower back. Had MRI scan but noyhing came up. Not water infection either. Any ideas please?

Have pain in and around lower back. Had MRI scan but noyhing came up. Not water infection either. Any ideas please?

Back pain: Patient with chronic low back pain is mostly muscle and bones disorder. Mayority of the patient had sprains in the back or ligaments sourranding the spine and they cause pain simple analgesic such a tylenol (acetaminophen) over the counter or Naproxen may help. Worrisome signs such fevre especially at nigh acompanied with nigh sweats, history of osteoporosis, cancer, age more than 50 years may need to be explore. ...Read more

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Hi, im getting dull pain on my lower back. I have been told i have a dermoid cyst on left side. I have an MRI scan next week too. What shall I do?

If your doctor: Thinks your symptoms are caused by this dermoid, he/she will probably recommend removal. Depends on its size and other risk factors, but you should probably have it removed in any case. Please follow advice that your doctor gives you after the MRI is complete. ...Read more

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I have chronic lower abdom pain that radiates to my lower back. Mri scan xrays laparoscopie hystero blood test. Evrything is normal. I delivered 6 m ago?

I have chronic lower abdom pain that radiates to my lower back. Mri scan xrays laparoscopie hystero blood test. Evrything is normal. I delivered 6 m ago?

Back pain after preg: Lumbar pain after pregnancy is common. As many as 80% will have pain, but only about 20% have persistent symptoms. Why? Likely due to ligament laxity which assists the pelvis to expand for birth. The lordotic posture of carrying a tummy full of baby can also aggravate. Pt often helps, but an eval by a doc is a good idea if pain persists. ...Read more

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What to do if I had an MRI scan on my lower back and it came back negative.?

What to do if I had an MRI scan on my lower back and it came back negative.?

Good news: If you are still having pain a physical medicine physician may be able to help. They are skilled at diagnosing musculoskeletal pain and providing ways to treat the pain as well as strengthen your back. ...Read more

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MRI scan shows posterior disc protusion at L5 S1 level after medication/ rest it is fine very litle pain now at lower back/Leg. Doc says surgery?

Your choice, BUT: If you give it time, the disc will desiccate and shrink over about 9-10 months, but if it is causing unbearable pain and causing progressive weakness and muscle atrophy and threatening bladder function, best to have it fixed. ...Read more

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MRI scan said subtle changes to central spinal cord, what could this be? It says no neural compression in any of the spine, does this rule out a Tumor? Thanks

MRI scan said subtle changes to central spinal cord, what could this be? It says no neural compression in any of the spine, does this rule out a Tumor? Thanks

Varies: There are multiple potential causes for signal changes with in the spinal cord. It can even be artifact and so you would want to make sure you had a good quality, high resolution Mri with contrast to ensure the finding is even real. Followup with a neurologist for a detailed exam and to discuss the Mri findings would be recommended. ...Read more

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Hi I have a lesion growing in my spine which had been there for 8 years or so. I have an MRI scan once a year to keep track of it. I need answers plz?

Talk to your Doctor,: Apparently you have a benign lesion in your spine, which has been monitored for last 8 yrs. No one but you're treating doctor would be able to give you answers. Check with your doctor, as none of us would be able to shed any light on it. ...Read more

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I went in to get an MRI scan on my spine and I was scared. The lady had me try it for about 40 second before I had them take me out. Now I remember I had surgical staples for a cut on my scalp years ago. I never had them taken out should i be worried?

I went in to get an MRI scan on my spine and I was scared. The lady had me try it for about 40 second before I had them take me out. Now I remember I had surgical staples for a cut on my scalp years ago. I never had them taken out should i be worried?

Go to your doctor: As far as your MRI is concerned, it's probably fine. The concerns with MRI are certain metals that can be moved due to the magnetic force. Many metals used into the medical field aren't made of those types of metal. I'm more concerned w/possibility of surgical staples being in place for a year. Maybe they used suture which your body absorbed. I recommend you see your doctor to get this sorted out ...Read more

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What can white spots on spine in MRI scan indicate?

What can white spots on spine in MRI scan indicate?

Depends on where: In the spine they could be a hemangioma or a lipoma, benign bone lesions...


In the spinal cord....... Multiple sclerosis, tumor, or cord trauma. To name a few.... ...Read more

Sacrum (Definition)

Below the lumbar spine and above the tailbone or coccyx lies the sacrum. The sacrum is part of the spine and interacts with the pelvis ...Read more


Dr. James Chapman
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Lumbar (Definition)

Refers to something related to the area about the lower part of the ...Read more