Patient :I elected for no surgery b/c my attending doctor did not look at my reports, results, nor asked any questions before suggesting surgery . I need help in understanding my Radiology report so I can try to live a semi-normal life. At 26 I was involved in an automobile accident and received an explanation that my back was sprained and it hurts because of my age (no prior pain) . I was told will get better shortly. 4 years later....more pain than ever.
1. Evidence of facet hypertrophy accompanied by developing collision lesion of the pars interarticularis along with the lower lumbar levels, greater on the right at L4-L5 and, bilateral at L5-S1 with associated discopathy and canal stenosis
2. L5-S1 right paracentral disc herniation with attending T2 hyperintensity zone consistent with defect in the underlying annulus fibrosis.
Adynamlc/static configuration of the spinal axis as a manifestation of loss of the normal lordosis and levoconvex scoliosis.
Symptoms: Debilitating pain, hard to walk, sit, cough, sneeze, bend over, ANYTHING without extreme pain and fear of severe relapse
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