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A 23-year-old male asked:

I have a lower back pain since 2014. according to my recent mri report, mild bilateral facetal arthrophy noted at l2-3,l3-4,l4-5,l5-s1 levels?

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Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Arthritis: You may have lumbar facet syndrome as cause of pain. If that is the cause, the pain should improve with a trial of an injection called medial branch blocks. If the pain does not improve with this then the arthritis is not primarily responsible for your back pain.
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle commented
Orthopedic Surgery 56 years experience
I tried articular facet injections would be a good indicator also.
Oct 12, 2018
Dr. Marc Moisi
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Core Strength: Lower back pain is one of the most common ailments to visit the doctor for. Prior to invasive therapy such as injection I recommend core strengthening exercises with physical therapy and water therapy. Learning proper back care and having a strong core is an important part of our overall health
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