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L3/4 L4/5 disc bulges & facet joint deg L5/S1 indent spinal cord, disc contact nerve root lateral recess & facet joint deg Can body twist worsen this?

Clarification. Sounds like you possess lumbar spondylosis and degenerative disc disease, and indeed there may be some degree of lumbar root compression. (Spinal cord ends at L-1,2 and there is no effect on cord). Learn McKenzie exercise protocol, do it multiple times weekly, be cautious with heavy lifting, work with a good physical therapist, and learn proper body mechanics. Read more...

During my Laminctomy, ruptured Disc L4/5 and L5/S1 and stenosis, my surgeon found 2 cracked facet joints. Now he recommends a fusion. Is he correct?

Not yet. Facet joints are often resected partially (medial facetectomy) during performance of a laminectomy for stenosis. In the process facet joints may also be cracked. These almost always heal with time. Do not have fusion unless pain persists >6 months and can be localized with facet blocks to the specific fractured facets. Read more...

Pain! How to treat, chiro? X-ray shows spina bifida [email protected], grade1 anterolisthesis of L5 w/spondylosis, mild disc space height [email protected]&l5-s1

Too little info. As dr. Hines says, a neurosurgeon can help differentiate all of the above and provide you with the best treatment options for your condtion. There are many factors to consider- your age, how much spondylosis, pain location, duration, relief, exacerbation, general health, etc. See a neurosurgeon for some good answers. Best of luck to you. Read more...

I have mild facet arthropathy from l3-s1 as well as bulging discs at l4-5&l5-s1 and bilateral neural foraminal stenosis @l5-s1. What does this mean?

Mild Back arthritis. Degenerative changes of spine all above findings are 30% asymptomatic may or not be cause of your symptoms .Now you have a more detailed list of suspects to investigate with a spine specialist. Read more...

What does moderate bilateral L4-5 and L5-S1 facet OA with mild ligamentum flavum hypertrophy mean? It's from an MRI Scan I had done.

Back degeneration. Age appropriate moderate spine degeneration with early signs of changes that can become spinal stenosis these findings need clinical correlation they can cause back and or leg pain or be asymptomatic. Read more...

Had lumbar MRI for acute butt pain. Says " loss of disc height seen at the l4/5 and l5/s1 levels. Degenerative changes of the sacroiliac joints.

Coccydinia. Degenerating discs in the lumbar spine lose elasticity and cushioning which can lead to tail bone pain. Cortisone injections (caudal block) along with physical therapy and bracing can help reduce the pain. See a neurosurgeon to identify the source of the pain. Read more...