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A 24-year-old female asked:

l5-s1:what does 2mm retrolisthesis; nonneurally compressive mean?

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Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
General Surgery 37 years experience
Spine issue: The bones of the spinal column (vertebra) are not properly lined up. A retrolithesis means that one vertebra is pushed back a little bit. The back of each vertebra has an up and down opening. The spinal cord passes through this opening. "Non neurally compressive" means that while one of the vertebra is out of position, it isn't pushing on the spinal cord.

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