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If central canal stenosis at l4/l5 from respective MRI goes from mild to severe in 2.5 years what is the likely expectation in say another 1-2 years

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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In brief: Low lumbar stenosis

can be caused by many things, such as disc extrusion (herniation) and spondylolysis (chronic fracture of the posterior bony elements).
Disc extrusions can get better or worse, depending on circumstances. Spondylolisthesis typically progresses to a certain point and then stops, but by that point you will have nerve pinching symptoms. If you have MR on CD, I can review it at healthtap.com/saurbornmd

In brief: Low lumbar stenosis

can be caused by many things, such as disc extrusion (herniation) and spondylolysis (chronic fracture of the posterior bony elements).
Disc extrusions can get better or worse, depending on circumstances. Spondylolisthesis typically progresses to a certain point and then stops, but by that point you will have nerve pinching symptoms. If you have MR on CD, I can review it at healthtap.com/saurbornmd
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