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Right Paracentral Annular Tear
Twisting: Movements, especially twisting cause microscopic tears in the collagen fibers (tiny structural elements like the fibers or threads of a fabric) of the annulus (part of the disk). The body has some ability to heal such tears, but there is a limit. When the amount of microscopic tears becomes large, the tears connect, causing a larger tear. Sometimes those tears are painful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Herniation with Tear: The disc is like a jelly filled donut. If the donut is compressed too much the jelly leaks out through a break in the donut's bread. The same is true with a disc, the tear is caused by the compression resulting in a herniation (protrusion) and the jelly (inside portion of the disc) is either leaking out or trying to get out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Perhaps: As we age so do our disks. They dry out and can develop cracks or fissures. Most of these don't cause patients symptoms. Your disk may dry out or crack more with time but the real question is if that is important to your symptoms. That's why the test has to be correlated with your pain by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different: Annular tear is similar to a sprain--a torn ligament, and not normal. It's presence does not equate to pain. In fact, upon healing the MRI will show a persistent abnormality. Bulging is best described with squeezing the top and bottom of marshmallow. The edges bulge to absorb shock of body weight. This is the job of the disc. If nerves not pressured, completely normal. ...Read more
Yes: Anything is possible but what you say is not likely in experienced hands. ...Read more
Disk injury: Technically is not not a tear of the vertebra (a bone), but the disk between two bones. The outer disk (annulus fibrosis) is made of layers of collagen (a material). Think of them as threads woven in layers. They allow for some flexibility and movement between the bones. With aging and time some of the fibers can tear. If nerve fibers grow into the area, it might be a source of pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Degeneration: An annular tear is a radiographic term for a bright zone on certain MRI sequences performed of the spine. It is not necessarily a torn annulus, but more likely a delamination of the fibrous rings of the annulus fibrosus (the outer ring of the disc). It is usually associated with degenerative changes to hydration of the disc. With discography, a true tear shows leakage of the radiographic dye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on symptoms: If these are findings on your MRI hopefully the doctor who ordered it has shown you the pictures and discussed how it could relate to your problems. If not, get a better doctor. The annular tear is a fissure in the outside of the disc. Spondylolisthesis is when 1 vertebrae slips forward or backward on another. Google both terms and you'll get a lot of info. ...Read more
Non operatively: .Start by avoiding prolonged positioning & any repetitive twist or bend maneuvers. If you had physical therapy, resume those exercises. Use of otc medication will help control symptoms. Cardiovascular workouts may help except for rowing & maybe running. If you did not have physical therapy, you may want to get a session to learn back core exercises. ...Read more
With some challeges: An annular tear is essentially a tear in the cartilage of the disc. Once present it may cause pain but usually one can control it with physical therapy. If the tear is severely painful one can consider a spinal injection and rarely surgery. It all depends on how long one has been in pain and to what degree. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Annular tear: The disk is made of two types of cartilage: a softer inner nucleus pulposis and a fibrous stiffer annulus fibrosis. As we age, the connective tissue of the body dries out and becomes stiffer, producing wrinkles and bulges in our skin- parts of our body sag and bulge as we age, including disks. Annular fissures or tears are asymptomatic cracks in disks, a weak spot where a disk might herniate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please Define: Left paracentral protrusion w/high intensity zone suggesting underlying annular tear versus fissure this does touch the left L5 nerve r?
Herniated disc: Herniated disc. Check out Spine-health. Com.Get a more detailed answer ›
Difficult: This is a difficult problem. An annular tear is just a continuum of damage occuring to the disk. Remember that physicians have to treat the patient and not the MRI results alone. There are some procedures that treat the pain of an annular tear but it is difficult to diagnose that the tear is actually causing your pain. ...Read more
In my MRI report they have wrote : l5-s1: small rt. Paracentral inner annular tear. Let me know what is the meaning of? And what is the solution?
Injury to your disc: It means they saw a tear in the soft disc between the bones of your spine. This can cause back pain. The solution is usually just time. It will heal and the best thing you can do keep active and improve your posture. Here are some tips: http://www. Lowbackpainguru. Com/exercises-for-lower-back-pain/. ...Read more
L5-S1 Annular tear with left paracentral protrusion causing mild impression on thecal sac and mild impingement of the left traversing S1 nerve root.
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No: It is a soft tissue but this represents a significant mechanical lumbosacral disc injury. ...Read more