Prolapse Disc - MRI report

Patient : Dear Orthopaedist, Please explain the following MRI result into a lay men terms.Thank you so much in advance. MRI OF THE LUMBAR SPINE Sagittal T1 & T2 followed by axial T2 images through the lumbar disc spaces.The vertebra above the promontory is presumed to be L5.This should be correlated with plain radiographs. Degenerative signal loss and disc space narrowing at L5/S1 with anterior extradural impression on the theca Right posterolateral L5-1 disc herniation with neural foraminal stenosis and nerve root compression Normal facet joints. No PLL hypertrophy. The spinal cord terminates at L1 level. No focal intraspinal mass. The signal intensities in the vertebral bodies are normal. Impression: Right posterolateral L5-1 disc herniation with neural foraminal stenosis and nerve root compression.
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