I had xray and mri the last of August and it was suggested surgery. I have degenerative disc and have had three back surgeries. I have a fusion at L5-6 (I think).The results of L4/5 and L5/S1 is moderately severe compromise of the left and right lateral recesses as well as the neural foramina at both of these levels. Bony hypertrophic changes, ligamentous thickening and lateralizing disc material likely results in bilateral L4, L5 and bilateral S1 symptoms. It should be noted, however, that disc material cannot be differentiated from scar tissue without the benefit of intravenous gadolinium. Could be further characterized with postcontrast sequences. The spinal canal does remain in excess of a centimeter at both of theses segments. Hope this helps
I have been going to a neuro surgeon for all of my surgeries. Will he be able to help me on this one also? I brought it up to him when he talked about surgery and he just said (one thing at a time), but it has continued to get much worse.