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What Does Diffuse Disc Desiccation Mean
Desiccation of L4-L5 & L5-S1 discs. Mild diffuse posterior protrusion L4-L5 & L5-S1 discs mildly indenting the thecal sac. What does that mean?? Thnxx
Nothing important: Dessication of the discs is an early sign of aging but is not harmful by itself. Mild protrusions are seen commonly and are asymptomatic. In my over 25 years of experience with these findings, they are common and of now importance. Don't worry about them. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
My MRI says diffuse disc bulge of l4-l5 intervertible disc causing ventral thecal sac indentation . disc desication of l5-s1. What does this mean? What do I need to do?
You need to...: ...ask your doc to go over the images with you & point out & explain the findings. In radiology, words are really no substitute for pictures. But don't waste your & your doctor's time by going in there cold. You owe it to yourself and him/her to do your homework first. Read up on & look at pictures of lumbar spine anatomy & pathology. Request your own copy of the image CD to study at home. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Normal aging: Dedication means drying out. There is a central pulp in the disc which tends to dry up as we age. It is really the way most discs look on MRI as people get older. Fortunately it has not started to lose height yet but it probably will over time. We call this degenerative disc disease. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
What does L2-L3 mild disc desiccation without significant stenosis and disc desiccation with mild disc bulge mean ?
Degenerative changes: as we age, motion and loading in the spine will begin to wear down the discs, and they get dry (desiccation) shrink top,to,bottom and bulge as the outer rings waken in the disc. Generally it means you need to strengthen your core muscles, lose weight, stand straighter, exercise more to help ease your back pain. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
What would the terms "“Desiccation involving L1-2 and L5-S1 discs." and ". Mild facethypertrophy.” on my MRI mean?
Dry discs, thick bon: Dessication means drying; d discs b/w d lumbar vertebrae r dry, & possibly bulging where dryness is d worst. (Vertebrae r numbered by location: S1=1st sacral, L=lumbar). Facet hypertrophy means d joints of the vertebrae r overgrown & thick, pointing out a tendency 4 arthritis (in spine, called spondylitis). TTYD to figure out what this means 4 u vis-a-vis ur symptoms. False findings r possible! ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Mild diffuse posterior protrusion mildly indenting the discs, Desiccation of L4-L5/ L5-S1. Shall I go ahead with the 4 small injections as Dr said?
MRI- "l/4-l-5 disc desiccation. Small central protrusion w/ tiny posterior annular tear. No canal stenosis or sig. foraminal narrowing". What it mean?
Some pain: The disc is between two vertebrae, the spine. They act like shock absorbers. When they have a problem they bulge out of their space. It sounds like it sticks out and touches some nerves. The disc has a band around it. It may tear like yours did. The point where nerves leave the spinal cord, the exit foramen is ok. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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