Disc desiccation, disc hernia, annular tear – CONFUSED!
January 2016 I was in a side impact car accident. (Hit just in front of drivers side door) I spent several months in physical therapy and have tried different meds for pain releif with little effect. I recently had an MRI and am confused, the doctor seemed to be as well! That didn’t help! The MRI said the folowing -There is disc desiccation with a disc hernia at the L5-S1 level which will be further evaluated in the axial plane. There is a small focus of increased T2 signal within the posterior aspect of the L5-S1 disc, which is not appreciated on any other sequence but may represent a small annular tear. L5-S1 There is a broad-based disc bulge which is eccentric to the left without any significant neural foraminal or central can stenosis. Minimal spondylosis at the L5-S1 level.ANY info you could give me would be so appreciated. Thank you in advance, Crystal