Lumbar MRI results. L4-L5 and L5-S1 references the mid sagitall dimension of thecal sac as 14 MM at each level. IS THAT A NORMAL MEASUREMENT?
Yes, that. is within the normal range.
Lumbar MRI showed N impingement @ L5-S1 & poss surgery'd be microdiscectomy to remove extruded part w/ min recovery. Now symptoms indicate L3-L4 impingement too. How would this change poss surgery/recovery?
Back surgery. You need to ask your surgeon, however if MRI was fairly recent and showed no problems at L3/L4 then answer probably no change. Pain could be from the extruded fragment migrating slightly and/or inflammation. If you were to have additional disc problems at L3/L4 then surgery somewhat lengthened but really shouldn't affect recovery much. . Read more...
Been having mid-lower left side back pain, had surgery in 2010 l4 l5 s1 now l3-2 shows on MRI could this pain be from the injury or something else?
Probably. The L 2-3 nerves supply the lateral hip and anterior thigh, so it could very well be coming from that. I would not hesitate to be seen if you are having problems. Read more...