Translate this radiologists report for me?
I had some xrays done on my lower back due to back pain. I dont understand a word of it, and i feel like my doctor did not explain to me in detail what any of this means, i feel like she didnt want to freak me out. Someone please tell me in normal people language what this means. This is the radiologist report:
"there is a shallow scoliosis, convex left. On the lateral view there is a grade 1 anterolisthesis of L5 on S1 and minimal retrolisthesis at L3-4 and L4-5. Spondylytic defects are evident posteriorly at the L5 level. There is minimal narrowing at all levels from L3 to sacrum. Vetebral body heighs are well maintained."
- skeptikLv 71 year ago
It means that there is a fairly minor misalignment - both sideways (scoliosis) and front-to-back (antero- and retro- listhesis) of the vertebrae in the lumbar (lower back) and sacral (just above the tailbone) regions.
I don't know why she would have been hesitant to explain it to you, as it's not really bad.
- Jimmy CLv 71 year ago
You should say 'please'.