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is this serious? hypertrophic degenerative findings of endplates and lower lumbar facet joints bilaterally

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Osteoarthritis: Facet Hypertrophy is the term used to describe a thickening of the facet joints. The facet joints, which are a pair of small joints at each level along the back of the spine, are designed to provide support, stability, and flexibility to the spine its not serious although it can produce variable amount of pain Regular exercise, healthy lifestyle, weight control and hydration can be useful
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