Patient : I fell on ice and hurt my back I had an MRI done and have the results but I have no clue what this means Here is the following "Impression" from the radiologist Lower back- mild degenerative findings with early disc desiccation changes T12-L1L3-4L5-S1 MIld facet arthritis lower lumbar spineSmall broad based posterior disc protrusion at L5-S1 without canal stenosis or nerve root compression Upper back Neck-Mild degenerative findings as described No cervical disc herniationcanal stenosis or nerve root compression Small right sided disc protrusion at T2-3 without significant stenosis or cord compression Can all this damage occur from a fall?? The radiologist at the ER said I had a fracture in my T12-L1 Vertabre but this radiologist doesnt mention it.
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