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Dr. Brims
Dr. Brims, U.S. Licensed Physician
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I had a MRI of my lumbar spine today and there are

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Hello, I had a MRI of my lumbar spine today and there are several small black dots on the vertebrae. Is this normal?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Image added.
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 2 years ago.
Hi,
What are your symptoms?
Why was MRI done in first place?
Any associated pain?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi,I have a sore lower/mid back - particularly noticeable when sitting. I have the MRI done as recommended by my GP and Physiotherapist.
I have nerve pain radiating down both legs. Any attempt to stretch to touch anywhere below my knees causes severe pain.
I can add further images if necessary.
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 2 years ago.
Kindly send the additional images as well for detailed info.
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 2 years ago.
Hello, welcome to the site!
My name is***** will try to assist you with your medical question and any medical information you seek.
You have disc herniation and degeneration at your L4 disc which is compressing a nerve root, the treatments options include
1. physical therapy with anti- inflammatory medication like Ibuprofen
2. Steroid injections into the spine
3. Microdiscectomy (last resort), this is a surgical procedure