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I am a 41 year old female who presents with low back pain. I

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Hi I am a 41 year old female who presents with low back pain. I had back surgery 2 years ago for a rupture disc. I had a MRI last week with contrast. On my report it says Vertebral marrow signal is heterogeneous without aggressive-appearing lesions. What does this mean? Is it cancer?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr Stan replied 8 months ago.

Hello this is Dr. Stan and I will assist you with your question today. I am board certified and I have 40 years of patient experience. I am happy to help you. I'm sorry you are concerned with cancer.

NO, the report does NOT indicate cancer. The report is saying that the vertebral bones are normal and there is no evidence of ruptured discs.

Your back pain is most likely muscular and not related to your prior surgery. Discuss getting physical therapy with your doctor. Also discuss exercises to stretch your back and abdominal muscles to reduce the frequency of back pain.

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