Explanation Of Radiological Nerve Examination Results Pinched?
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Thank you for the question.
Judging from the impressions that appear on the results of your mother's examination, found some abnormalities in the spine, especially at the bottom (level of the lumbar vertebra to sacral). The abnormalities in question are:
Degenerative damage (age related)
Narrowing of the pads and gaps between the L5-S1 segment spine, it is also suspected that there is a herniation of the nucleus pulposus (HNP, or which is often termed a nerve pinch) or nerve fibers irritation from the spinal cord area
There is a mild curvature to the right (usually less than 25 degrees)
There is a leveling in the arrangement of vertebrae
It is clear from our explanation above, that from the results of the examination, it is suspected that there is HNP which is often termed nerve clamps. This condition occurs when the bearings between segments of the spinal column stick out from their proper arrangement, so that they press and irritate the surrounding nerve fibers. Frequently, clinically, people with this condition will feel the pain, tingling, numbness, tension, or cramps that predominantly appear around the lower back, can even spread to the buttocks, genitals, and lower limbs. Motor disturbances can also occur in the area, which is characterized by weakness, paralysis, difficulty controlling bowel movements, and also sexual dysfunction.
However, the results of radiological examinations should ideally not be concluded by themselves. You should consult the results of the examination again to the doctor or neurologist who treats your mother so that the diagnosis can be established correctly, and the treatment that is given is more comprehensive.
I hope this helps.