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What does mean if I have narrowing of disk space in l4-s1 level?
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree
In brief: You are older than
It means you are older than 10 as degenerative changes can be seen as early as 10.
Years old and continue as you age. The lowest 2 levels of the spine are the most involved, typically. This is the l4-5 and l5-s1 levels. These are age related changes that are significantly accelerated if you smoke and/or obese.

In brief: You are older than
It means you are older than 10 as degenerative changes can be seen as early as 10.
Years old and continue as you age. The lowest 2 levels of the spine are the most involved, typically. This is the l4-5 and l5-s1 levels. These are age related changes that are significantly accelerated if you smoke and/or obese.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Maybe nothing
Your spine looks on MRI like 30% of asymptomatic 30 years olds many narrow disc cause no pain at all 95% of backache ismuscularand resolves overtime and can be controlled w ith commonsense avoiding activities.

In brief: Maybe nothing
Your spine looks on MRI like 30% of asymptomatic 30 years olds many narrow disc cause no pain at all 95% of backache ismuscularand resolves overtime and can be controlled w ith commonsense avoiding activities.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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