Hello all. I am new to this site. Had CFIS/FM for several years and haven't been able to work since Jan. '05. I've been to many doctors including Mayo & FFC but gotten nowhere. Since I am having trouble walking and my legs are stiff, my pcp order an MRI of my lumbar spine yesterday. Here are the results: L5-S1: The disc signal intensity is slightly decreased with preservation of the disc height and the presence of 3-mm central posterior protrusion abutting upon the thecal sac. No significant HNP, spinal stenosis or foraminal encroachment. (Everything else looked normal) I was able to obtain this report from the MRI place. But, my dr. is already gone for the day. Does anyone know what this means? Possibly Syringomyelia?