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MRI lumbar spine for pain result said Small paraspinal soft tissue. What does that mean? Thoracic said normal paraspinal soft tissue.

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
Diagnostic Radiology

In brief: Might be an error.

Sometimes, radiology reports have typographical errors in them. "Small paraspinal soft tissue" doesn't make a lot of medical sense, unless your muscles are small because you have small stature or not much muscle mass.
It's possible that the report is missing a word or phrase describing some "small" finding. If you would like a second opinion on the MRI, let me know.

In brief: Might be an error.

Sometimes, radiology reports have typographical errors in them. "Small paraspinal soft tissue" doesn't make a lot of medical sense, unless your muscles are small because you have small stature or not much muscle mass.
It's possible that the report is missing a word or phrase describing some "small" finding. If you would like a second opinion on the MRI, let me know.
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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