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lostfan
10-01-2006, 11:53 PM
Does anyone know what "diffuse disc bulges" mean from an MRI? I couldn't really find much info on the internet. What does diffuse mean? I don't know if thats bad or good. Everything else was good on the MRI.

I am having lower back pain - off to the right side of my spine. I had a lumbar MRI done and it showed these bulges at L2-3 and L3-4.

My 2nd opinion surgeon said this would not be causing pain to the right of my spine and that these are degenerative changes and normal for me - 38 years old. He thinks I may have a soft tissue injury or pulled muscle and suggested PT and exercise. I won't see my 1st surgoen - the one who actually ordered the MRI until next week so I will compare notes from the 2 after that.

LindaRacine
10-02-2006, 12:12 AM
I could be wrong, but I think it means that the discs are bulging evenly, and not just in one spot.

--Linda