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A 34-year-old male asked:

my lower back mri came back as a 2. what does this mean?

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
Not sure: I read and interpret mri's of the spine every day and to say it was a 2 means nothing to me. There are many things which the 2 could refer to, but without more information, i'm not sure what to tell you. It could relate to the degree of stenosis, spondylolisthesis, strain, or modic changes of the spine.
Dr. Hosea Mcadoo
Radiology 55 years experience
Uncertain: There is not enough information to answer this question.

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