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A 48-year-old female asked:

X-ray results showed- advanced l5-s1 degenerative disc disease, moderate facet in lower lumbar spine, l5-s1 4mm retrolistnesis and moderate sclerosis ?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Worn down: L5-S1 is the lowest motion segment in the spine. The MRI shows that level has become "worn down" leading to degeneration of the disc and the facet joints, sclerosis, and a slight slippage (retro listless) of one vertebrae on the other. Don't hesitate to be seen. Many good treatment options available.

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Last updated Feb 26, 2021

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