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Hi,,impressions show compression of L5 nerve root spinalcanal narrowing bilateral neural foraminal narrowing at L4 l5.diffuse posterior disc bulge at?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Sounds like a fairly

Typical read for a male over 50 years old.
Many findings are normal for age and sex as described here. They may not be related to symptoms or may cause symptoms. That is why a careful history and physical exam must be done in conjunction with imaging studies to fully assess the issues presented by the patient.

In brief: Sounds like a fairly

Typical read for a male over 50 years old.
Many findings are normal for age and sex as described here. They may not be related to symptoms or may cause symptoms. That is why a careful history and physical exam must be done in conjunction with imaging studies to fully assess the issues presented by the patient.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Adam Lewis
The MRI findings describe arthritis of the low back that can lead to back pain, tail bone pain, hip pain, radiating leg pain to the big toe, and difficulty walking long distances without pain. The pain is worse with standing and better with sitting or bending over a carriage while walking through the supermarket.
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