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l3-l5 minor degenerative facet change. no impingement.l5-s1 bilateral degenerative facet change.no impingement. conclusion no radicular impingment?

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Dr. Adolfo Ramirez-zamora
Neurology 13 years experience
No: A functional study like electromyography and nerve conduction studies testing the actual function of the nerves is more accurate.

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Ireland
A 31-year-old female asked:

L3-l4 minor degenerative facet change. No impingement. L4-l5 minor degenerative facet change. No impingement.L5-s1 bilateral degenerative facet change?

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Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Low back pain: The low back pain that you describe is arthritis of the lumbar joints. The most common levels affected in the low back are between the l3/4 and l4/5 levels. The treatments often begin with physical therapy, chiropractic care, and pain management. If the nonoperative treatments fail to eliminate the pain, then surgery may be indicated.
Ireland
A 31-year-old female asked:

L3-l5 no disk disease, minor degenerative facet change, no impingement. L5-s1 no disk disease, bilateral degenerative facet change no impingement. Mean?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Back pain: You are describing low back arthritis in terms of an MRI of the lumbar spine. Low back pain can be generated from degenerated or torn discs, nerve impingement from herniated discs, and inflammed or degenerated joints (facet) that connect one segment of the spine with an adjacent segment. Reducing or eliminating low back pain involves physical therapy, injections, and possibly surgery.

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