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I was in a car accident and just got my MRI report back today the results say "slight narrowing mild disc desiccation of the l5-s1." please explain?!

I was in a car accident and just got my MRI report back today the results say "slight narrowing mild disc desiccation of the l5-s1." please explain?!

Don't worry: The findings you describe are not related to your accident but likely reflect a condition common to all bipeds, degeneration of the discs that act as cushions between the vertebral bodies of your spine. While you seem young for this, you can counteract these changes by doing the correct back excercises and keeping your core strength well developed. Make sure you aren't overweight. ...Read more

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There is a osteophytosis with disc space narrowing, end plate irregularity and disc desiccation at L1-2 and L5-S1.

There is a osteophytosis with disc space narrowing, end plate irregularity and disc desiccation at L1-2 and L5-S1.

Degenerative disc: Not universally symptomatic may be an asymptomatic incidental finding take care assuming the these findings cause any symptoms/ pain ...Read more

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MRI- "l/4-l-5 disc desiccation. Small central protrusion w/ tiny posterior annular tear. No canal stenosis or sig. Foraminal narrowing". What it mean?

MRI- "l/4-l-5 disc desiccation. Small central protrusion w/ tiny posterior annular tear. No canal stenosis or sig. Foraminal narrowing". What it mean?

Some pain: The disc is between two vertebrae, the spine. They act like shock absorbers. When they have a problem they bulge out of their space. It sounds like it sticks out and touches some nerves. The disc has a band around it. It may tear like yours did. The point where nerves leave the spinal cord, the exit foramen is ok. ...Read more

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What is mild disc desiccation?

What is mild disc desiccation?

Disc dehydrated: It is mild dehydration of the disc, suggesting damage to the blood supply of the disc and foretelling a decay cycle and aging of the disc. In and of itself, not important to worry about unless associated with severe symptoms, then needs proper consideration and evaluation. ...Read more

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What does diffuse disc desiccation mean?

What does diffuse disc desiccation mean?

Might be age: The term is saying that multiple discs (presumably in your back/neck) are dried out and decreased in size. This happens to everyone as you age and the question is whether it is more than normal. ...Read more

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What does desiccation of the disc without loss of disc height mean?

What does desiccation of the disc without loss of disc height mean?

Normal aging: Dedication means drying out. There is a central pulp in the disc which tends to dry up as we age. It is really the way most discs look on MRI as people get older. Fortunately it has not started to lose height yet but it probably will over time. We call this degenerative disc disease. ...Read more

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Can mild disc desiccation reverse itself one study says its there and one study says its not I'm confused same goes for disc bulges what to believe?

Can mild disc desiccation reverse itself one study says its there and one study says its not I'm confused same goes for disc bulges what to believe?

No: The reason for the difference is the tuning of the signal as it is read on the film. The fluid dries out of a disc that is injured. The injury is there because of ligament that are loose in the back.

If you have the pain, contact a doctor that does prolotherapy to help you. Visit www. Getprolo. Com or www. Aaomed. Org to learn about prolotherapy and find a doctor to help you. ...Read more

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I have l4l5 l5s1 disc desiccation could this be causing elevated temperatures?

I have l4l5 l5s1 disc desiccation could this be causing elevated temperatures?

No: Disc desiccation is a natural process of aging, unfortunately. No relationship to body temperature ...Read more

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Can u explain to me what disc desiccation with small or mild broad based central subligamentous hnp and minimal deformity of anterior thecal sac means?

Can u explain to me what disc desiccation with small or mild broad based central subligamentous hnp and minimal deformity of anterior thecal sac means?

What are ur symptoms: X-ray reports are interpretations normally made by a doctor who never meets you. Someone who knows your symptoms and history and exam findings is the only one who can tell you what the interpretation means for you. ...Read more

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How would I correct my back the l5-s1 has disc desiccation and 2 mm of retrolisthesis of L5 onto s1?

How would I correct my back the l5-s1 has disc desiccation and 2 mm of retrolisthesis of L5 onto s1?

Don't look at pic: The picture of your back usually does not play a role in your treatment unless you have failed nonop care and have symptoms that warrant surgery and findings on studies consistent with your complaints. All of us develop changes at l5-s1 over time and the dessication with retrolithesis is a normal finding for most as we age not necessarily requiring a "fix.". ...Read more

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I heard fusion is the best way to fix severe disc desiccation on l5-s1. All other nonsurgical procedure didn't work the past 4 yrs. Time for surgery?

Replacement possible: Fusion is gold standard but disc replacement is done as well at this level. Goggle active xl and prodisc for lumbar disc replacement to learn more. This is done in limited centers in us. Dr jochen feil md in hiddleburg germany is an e pert in this procedure. ...Read more

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Can an accidental fall irritate a degenerative desiccation of the lumbar discs?

Can an accidental fall irritate a degenerative desiccation of the lumbar discs?

Yes.: Any sort of trauma, including falls, excessive strain, or being hit, could potentially irritate lumbar degenerative discs. ...Read more

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What does L2-L3 mild disc desiccation without significant stenosis and disc desiccation with mild disc bulge mean?

Degenerative changes: As we age, motion and loading in the spine will begin to wear down the discs, and they get dry (desiccation) shrink top, to, bottom and bulge as the outer rings waken in the disc. Generally it means you need to strengthen your core muscles, lose weight, stand straighter, exercise more to help ease your back pain. ...Read more

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What would the terms "“Desiccation involving L1-2 and L5-S1 discs." and ". Mild facethypertrophy.” on my MRI mean?

What would the terms "“Desiccation involving L1-2 and L5-S1 discs." and ". Mild facethypertrophy.” on my MRI mean?

Dry discs, thick bon: Dessication means drying; d discs b/w d lumbar vertebrae r dry, & possibly bulging where dryness is d worst. (Vertebrae r numbered by location: S1=1st sacral, L=lumbar). Facet hypertrophy means d joints of the vertebrae r overgrown & thick, pointing out a tendency 4 arthritis (in spine, called spondylitis). TTYD to figure out what this means 4 u vis-a-vis ur symptoms. False findings r possible! ...Read more

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Done 4 years of pt, pain meds, 2 mri's 3 years apart. Have very bad disc desiccation l5-s1. Should I consider fusion surgery? 30year old male.

Done 4 years of pt, pain meds, 2 mri's 3 years apart. Have very bad disc desiccation l5-s1. Should I consider fusion surgery? 30year old male.

Maybe: You're quite young for lumbar fusion but sounds like you have had a long trial of conservative treatment. Only you with the advice of your treating surgeon can make this decision. ...Read more