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A 49-year-old female asked:

L3/4 l4/5 disc bulges & facet joint deg l5/s1 indent spinal cord, disc contact nerve root lateral recess & facet joint deg can body twist worsen this?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Clarification: Sounds like you possess lumbar spondylosis and degenerative disc disease, and indeed there may be some degree of lumbar root compression. (Spinal cord ends at L-1,2 and there is no effect on cord). Learn McKenzie exercise protocol, do it multiple times weekly, be cautious with heavy lifting, work with a good physical therapist, and learn proper body mechanics.
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