MRI of lumbar spine lists desiccation of disc at L5-S1. L4-L5 mild facet arthropathy & hypertrophy. L5-S1 minimal bulge & moderate facet ^. Meaning??

Aging changes. Disc desiccation refers to loss of water content in the discs as a result of aging. Facet hypertrophy is degenerative arthritis of the joints between the vertebral bodies. A bulging disc is one that protrudes out to some extent into the spinal canal. All of these are just descriptions. Significance depends on how these findings relate to your symptoms and physical exam.

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My lumbar spine MRI showed I have a mild diffuse disc bulge and mild facet arthropathy at L5-S1. Are those normal or common in a 31 year old woman?

Premature Lumbar DDD. According to the website SpineHealth, by age 60, 100% of people have degeneration of the lumbar spine by age 60. In a 31 year old woman I ask are you a dancer, gymnast, waitress or warehouse worker? Are you tall, obese or sit 8 hours a day, have scoliosis or is premature DDD in your family? My book The 21st Century Upright Woman explores risk factors for lumbar spine degeneration. Age is #1! Read more...

My MRI showed L5-S1 disc bulge with mild facet arthropathy at L4-5 and L5-S1. As well as L5-S1 Ligamentum Flavum Hypertrophy and facet Arthropathy??

Spinal Arthritis. Your MRI results are consistent with age. Often these findings do not cause any pain. A lifetime of use, injuries (sports/falls) are consistent with these findings. Most people have similar "arthritic" changes in the spine after age 25. I assume you are symptomatic. PT, weight control and strengthening your back would good first steps. Listening to your pain is very important to avoid re-injuring. Read more...

Mri lumbar spine... There is mild facet hypertrophy of l4- L5 and l5-s1 bilaterally. Impression: mild facet of l4-l5 and l5-s1. Pkease explain..

Degenerative changes. As the spine ages the intervertebral disks can provide less stability. This causes more pressure on the facet articulations at the back of each vertebral body. They respond by broadening or hypertrophying. Usually this is asymptomatic but can sometimes cause back pain and stiffness. Read more...
Normal. Nothing to worry about . Essentially normal finding . Usually won't cause big problems. Read more...

I got an MRI 8yearsago. Finding are. .. There is mild hypertrophy of l4-l5 and l5-s1 bilaterally. -impression: mild facet arthropathy same spots..

Facet. Not sure there is a question but facet arthropathy is a type of arthritis and can produce pain in the low back. Read more...
Mild arthritis. Abnormal MRI scans are more the norm, actually. As we age, just like wrinkles of the skin, the disks and joints of the back age and will show signs of arthritis. This does not mean pain. The vast majority of people with abnormal findings, in fact, are asymptomatic. In the absence of pain, really nothing further to do. These findings i would consider fairly normal for age. Read more...

I had an MRI of my lower lumbar spine, what was found was, boarderline disc bulging seen at l5-s1, l4-l5, l3-l4, l1-l2, t12-l1, t I had an MRI of my lower lumbar spine, what was found was, boarderline disc bulging seen at l5-s1, l4-l5, l3-l4, l1-l2, t12-l

It . It sounds like you have significant multilevel degenerative disease of the spine. I would recommend seeing a spine doctor and spine surgeon since you are in severe pain even though you are undergoing conservative treatment (anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxer and physical therapy). You may benefit from steroid injections or surgery. I would recommend discussing work restrictions with that doctor. Good luck! 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...

Mri results in lamen terms dengenrated disc at t11-12 and more significantly l4-5 and l5-s1 with annular bulges at l4-5 and l5-s1 taht are focally prominent centrally. No significant facet arthropathy is seen.

Degenerated . Degenerated disk is the disk is wearing out and collapsing. Annular bulges when the disk collapses the disk starts to push out. Centrally is the location of the bulge in the center, not on the right or left sides. Facet arthropathy is arthritis or wearing out of the facet joint. You don't have this. Please see my health guides why does arthritis cause back pain. Good luck! Read more...

29y female. Mri results Lumbar- discogenic disease/protrusion L5-S1. Low Lumbar facet arthropathy. Cervical- bulging c6-7 Can trauma cause this?

The lumbar. changes are degenerative/arthritic in nature. It is possible that these changes were initiated by a prior traumatic event, but in the vast majority of cases, there is no identifiable inciting factor. The same holds true for the cervical bulge. Read more...