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What does this lumbar spine MRI mean? What can I do to “fix” it?

Patient: MRI Report: L4-L5: A disc bulge slightly more prominent on the left with mild left lateral recess encroachment.L5-S1: There’s disc desiccation. A disc bulge with small disc herniation to right of midline. Mild right lateral recess encroachment.Impression: Asymmetric bulge on left L4-L5 with lateral recess encroachment. Disc bulge and superimposed disc herniation on the right L5-S1 with mild right lateral recess encroachment.

 

 

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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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