A 29-year-old female asked:
Desiccation of l4-l5 & l5-s1 discs. mild diffuse posterior protrusion l4-l5 & l5-s1 discs mildly indenting the thecal sac. what does that mean?? thnxx
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Radiology 42 years experience
Nothing important: Dessication of the discs is an early sign of aging but is not harmful by itself. Mild protrusions are seen commonly and are asymptomatic.
In my over 25 years of experience with these findings, they are common and of now importance. Don't worry about them.
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