Help reading MRI report
I had an MRI on my lower back last week and received the report. It is Greek/Latin to me and I do not see my doctor until Friday. If any of you could help me decifer this I would greatly appreciate it. Here are the findings:
L5-S1 disc has dimished signal and height indicating degenerative disc disease is present at this level. There is facet osteoarthropathy bilaterally. There are bilateral par interarticularis defects with grade 1 spondylolisthesis which is present with the patieint recumbernt in the MRI scanner. There is hypertrophic degenerative bone tissue arising from the isthmic defects bilaterally. There is an uncovering of the posterior margin of the intervertebral disc plus diffuse bulging which narrows both nerve root foramina. In the center of the posterior margin of the disc, however, there is a minimally elevated prtrusion that has an irregular high-intensity zone in its posterior margin indicating the prescense of subligamentous annular fissure. This protusion does not touch or compress the thecal sac or nerve roots and does not cause any central stenosis. The lateral margins of the disc bulge, however, do narrow the nerve root foramina bilaterally.
Could someone break this down in to English for me.