mild levoscoliosis of lumbar spine

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I have osteophytes in my lumbar spine along with mild scoliosis. What's the prognosis for something like this?

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other factors including: smoking status, body weight, exercise routine and your family history of arthritis/spine issues. A mild scoliosis usually is not a factor and osteophytes are typical findings as we age. So by themselves, the mild scoliosis and osteophytes do not predict any prognosis.
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Dr. David Trettin answered:

Xray - "Straightened Lumbar Spine, Likely Secondary to Muscle Spasm. Mid Lumbar Scoliosis." What can you suggest for her? She's been having back pains

Moist heat, NSAIDs

Lumbar
This X-ray report suggests that this young patient is having muscular LBP w/ secondary muscle spasms which can 'reverse' the normal lordosis of the lumbar spine and cause it to straighten... esp.w/ non- standing X-rays. Heat, Ibuprofen , gentle massage, and avoidance of aggravating activities can be helpful the first week or so. If symptoms persist consider seeing an orthopedist. Good Luck!
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Impressions: 1) Broad based central disc protusion at L4-L5 level. 2) Mild degeneration changes in cervical and lower lumbar spine.

Not unusual

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What you have listed under the impressions seems to be a report from an MRI scan or CT scan of the spine. In a 26 year old, these are not unusual findings. The disc bulge refers to an outpouching of the L4-5 disc. It is not frankly ruptured or herniated. This goes along with the degenerative changes you mention, which are often referred to also as arthritic changes of the spine.
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Dr. Audie Rolnick answered:

Mri lumbar spine... there is mild facet hypertrophy of L4- L5 and L5-S1 bilaterally.. Impression: mild facet of L4-L5 and L5-S1. pkease explain..

Normal

Lumbar
nothing to worry about . essentially normal finding . usually won't cause big problems
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Dr. Mark C. Weston answered:

Prominent disc space narrowing and mild degenerative changes throughout lumbar spine for some years. Could spinal decompression cure, what is best?

No cure

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These mRI findings are frequently asymptomatic.you can try decompression no evidence it provides permanent changes perserve normal healthy backmusculature by avoiding posterior back surgery
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Prominent disc space narrowing, bulges, and mild degenerative changes throughout lumbar spine for some years. Spinal decompression? Best opinions pls!

Spinal decompression

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Remember, any changes that occur with traction are temporary. Once normal weight bearing is restored, all changes revert to pre-traction state. Inversion tables do exactly the same thing for about $250 total vs. around $200 per treatment with traction. So if it feels good, it sure beats popping pills! Consider a McKenzie PT, or Pilates/Yoga/PiYo as preventative. And don't smoke--accelerates DDD.
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Mild degen changes throughout lumbar spine with prominent disc space narrowing at L2/3, no sig central stenosis or direct nerve root contact. Pls Help?

Prevent DDD

Don't smoke! That is about all that is in your control. The rest is genetic predisposition, and potentially overuse (heavy labor, vibration/heavy equipment, etc.). Remember, DDD is like wrinkles of the skin. It happens! Doesn't imply pain. Nothing sold over the counter has been conclusively shown to be preventative. Keep the core muscles in good shape, use good posture and ergonomics at work.
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Dr. Neil J. Halin answered:

Unsure of lumbar spine xray report meaning? Five lumbar-like segments are seen with preservation of the outlines of the pedicles. Mild narrowing of the disc spaces is seen from l1 through l4 with minimal endplate irregularity. Greater unevenness is seen a

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Of course I don't know what prompted you to get the xray. The report sounds like you have some degenerative disease (spine arthritis, effects of aging) . The loss of height is most likely due to what is called compression fracture. This is when the vetebral body collapses somewhat usually due to trauma or osteoporosis. It can also happen in people who have cancer with metastatic changes to the bones. If your doctor feels that your pain (if you have it) is due to the compression fractures, this condition can often be treated by Interventional Radiologists with a procedure called vertebroplasty.
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Continuing from last question I have levoscoliosis in lower lumbar spine. Any suggestions on what I need to do?

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This depends on age, size of curve, and your symptoms.
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