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Severe back pain. Lumbar MRI results- Need Help!

Hi! So happy that i found this community forum. I am in desperate need of some help and advice.
Just to be clear, I have had 2 spinal fusions- one lumbar and one cervical- years ago. I have been experiencing severe lower back pain and weakness that has almost driven me crazy.
I had a lumbar MRI done back in 2018, but never moved forward with any additional treatment.
Here is the major findings from the MRI report:
Canal and Foramina:
"L1-L2: There is now an 8 mm left paracentral anterior extradural soft tissue lesion extending from the disc space cephalad likely representing a superiorly extruded herniation fragment. The thecal sac adjacently is deformed with impingement upon neurologic structures within the lateral recess. There is also potential for impingement upon the small portion of the exiting nerve root as it enters the neural foramen. The right neural foramen and spinal canal proper are acceptably patent."
I have also included an image of the report.
Can anyone give me any guidance as to what the doctors might want to do about this? What would need to be done to correct this?
Also to note- I recently had a bad accident two weeks ago that really, seriously made my back much worse. At this point I'm not able to do a straight leg lift, go up stairs, bend over, or even turn side to side.
Any help would be so greatly appreciated!


  1. Neil: We are delighted you found our community as well. It is always great to have new folks join us. I hope you continue to find support here with us.


    Unfortunately, we will not be able to help with the question you ask. We are not doctors and have very strict rules against giving medical advice of any type. that is designed to help keep you safe, because we are not skilled in diagnosis or interpretations of symptoms.


    I afraid the best i can say is that each of us are hopeful for the very best when you see your doctor. Please do let us know how things turn out. I wish you the very best.


    rick - moderator

    1. Hey , I'm glad you found us! As Rick said, we aren't able to give any medical advice but I'm happy to help guide to you any information you're looking for. I hope some others can weigh who've been through a similar experience and until then, I'll be here for your support! How are you feeling today? Keepin' you in my thoughts! -Anthony (Team Member)

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