What does MRI impression minimal grade 1 l5-s1 retrolisthesis with mild lumbar spondylosis mean?

Spondylosis. Is loss of vertical height due to disk degeneration. Retrolisthesis means backward slippage of one vertebra over another. If it's mild it shouldn't cause many symptoms but this should encourage you to strengthen your core muscles and keep them strong because this problem gets worse as you age and you want your muscles to do all the work not the joints or disks of your spine.

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My xray result showed minimal lumbar spondylosis L5-S1 with mild disc space narrowing and endplate sclerosis and small ventral osteophytes. Meaning?

Early degeneration. These are all findings seen in patients with early changes of degenerative arthritis of the spine, which affects about 30 percent of those over 35 and 90 percent of those over 60. Consider being seen. Many good treatment options available. Read more...
Meaning? Presumably you didn't just wander into a radiology department & made an impulse purchase. Your doctor ordered the x-ray for a reason. What was it? The x-ray isn't the patient; you are. It has no "meaning" by itself. Your doctor is ethically obliged to interpret the test AS IT APPLIES TO YOU. Please repost & include what your doctor told you; or, if you haven't asked him/her, please state why not. Read more...

Explain mri: l5-s1 mild discogenic disease, spondylosis, a diffuse posterior bulge and a broad based hnp compressing thecal sac at both s1 nerve exit

MRI . Your MRI findings suggest degenerative disk disease in your lower back, with some indication there may be compression of one of the nerves that would cause pain in your leg. However, the meaning and importance of these findings depends entirely on the symptoms you are having. What is important is if your symptoms are resolving with rest and anti-inflammatory medicines. Read more...

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..

Degenerative changes. As the spine ages the intervertebral disks can provide less stability. This causes more pressure on the facet articulations at the back of each vertebral body. They respond by broadening or hypertrophying. Usually this is asymptomatic but can sometimes cause back pain and stiffness. Read more...
Normal. Nothing to worry about . Essentially normal finding . Usually won't cause big problems. Read more...

MRI "The combination of facet enlargement and spondyloses causes mild foraminal narrowing on the left side at L4-L5 and bilaterally at L5-S1" Meaning?

Based on symptoms. These findings are not very specific. These findings only have meaning when they are combined with thorough history and physical exam findings. . Read more...

What is the treatment for lumbar spondylosis i.E narrowed space between L5 and s1?

Not surgery. Spondylosis is ubiquitous in the middle ages and beyond. Research has shown that it is not possible to reliably and definitively diagnosis/isolate spondylosis as a primary cause of lbp to predict any level of success with injections or surgery. Patients are best off trying noninvasive measures including wellness initiatives such as exercise, weight reduction, stress management, mindfulness, etc. Read more...

23m-rupture discs w/ 5mm retrolisthesis (l4/5&l5/s1) s/p discectomy surgeon doesn't want surgery, 2nd opinion recommended hybrid lumbar fusion. What should I do? Daily pain 6+/10 back & both legs 2yrs

Bed rest. You should try bed rest for an extended period of time, up to 2 weeks. If symptoms improve, you're good. Otherwise, you get to choose what to do. Read more...
Be careful. Make sure seeking advice from well-trained spine surgeon. The pathology you mention will not necessarily cause the symptoms you list. Let's say you have herniated discs/lumbar stenosis, nerve impingement, then that will explain your leg pain. And after failing appropriate conservative management decompression surgery will help. But be very careful with surgery for back only pain -- [email protected] 23Y.O. Read more...