So to begin a quick history. Oct 2018 I had laminectomy bilateral L5-S1 as well as decompression microdiscectomy. Pain persisted and was passed onto pain clinic who thought my issue was adhesive arachnoiditis scar tissue. He believes the surgery was a failure. He ordered a new MRI which I received the report today. It will be a while until I get in to have this explained to me and am hopeful to anyone on here with some knowledge of medical terms to just what this MRI is showing. Here is report.
L4-L5: mild diffuse annular disc buldging with left formiminal annular fissure. There is impingement of bilateral L5 traversing nerve roots. Moderate hypertrophic facet arthropathy is seen.
L5-S1: there is moderate diffuse annular disc buldging with enhancement with the posterior and left paracentral disc, in keeping with post operative scar tissue. A left paracentral and foraminal disc osteophyte complex resulting in mass effect on the left L5 exiting nerve. There is contact of the posterior disc with bilateral traversing nerve roots probably with impingement of the right S1 traversing nerve root. There is moderate bilateral facet arthropathy.
If anyone can please shed some light on this I would be very grateful. My GP has made a request to the original surgeon to see me again as he doesn’t believe another neurosurgeon will want to touch me with previous failed back surgery. Believes a possible second surgery necessary possibly with fusion? Thoughts?
Thank you all for any input, thoughts or encouragement!