MRI Results-Understanding my Back Pain

Patient

Q: L4-5, there is a broad-based disc herniation and mild facet arthrosis. There is a mild to moderate spinal stenosis and bilateral foraminal narrowing. Decreased disc signal is seen at this level.

L5-S1, there is a disc bugle asymmetric to the right. There is no spinal stenosis or foraminal narrowing. There is mild arthrosis.

IMPRESSION: There is a broad based disc herniation in the lower lumbar spine.
There is mild facet arthrosis in the lower lumbar spine as noted at L4-5.
There is mild foraminal narrowing as noted at L4-5.
There is a disc bulge and mild arthrosis as noted at L5-S1.

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