What would the terms "“Desiccation involving L1-2 and L5-S1 discs." and ". Mild facethypertrophy.” on my MRI mean?
Dry discs, thick bon. Dessication means drying; d discs b/w d lumbar vertebrae r dry, & possibly bulging where dryness is d worst. (Vertebrae r numbered by location: S1=1st sacral, L=lumbar). Facet hypertrophy means d joints of the vertebrae r overgrown & thick, pointing out a tendency 4 arthritis (in spine, called spondylitis). TTYD to figure out what this means 4 u vis-a-vis ur symptoms. False findings r possible!
I was in a car accident and just got my MRI report back today the results say "slight narrowing mild disc desiccation of the l5-s1." please explain?!
Don't worry. The findings you describe are not related to your accident but likely reflect a condition common to all bipeds, degeneration of the discs that act as cushions between the vertebral bodies of your spine. While you seem young for this, you can counteract these changes by doing the correct back excercises and keeping your core strength well developed. Make sure you aren't overweight. Read more...