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Is this serious? Hypertrophic degenerative findings of endplates and lower lumbar facet joints bilaterally

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Osteoarthritis

These findings indicate the presence of osteoarthritis of the spine caused by wear and tear and this is a common disorder of the spine.
This is not a life threatening condition although chronic back discomfort may be seen from the osteoarthritis. Morning back stiffness is a common complaint with degenerative arthritis of the spine.

In brief: Osteoarthritis

These findings indicate the presence of osteoarthritis of the spine caused by wear and tear and this is a common disorder of the spine.
This is not a life threatening condition although chronic back discomfort may be seen from the osteoarthritis. Morning back stiffness is a common complaint with degenerative arthritis of the spine.
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: A statement, what's-

-the question? For your age this is an expected finding.
You may need treatment if you have low back pain that is somewhat disabling. If this is the case, seek out a fellowship trained spine surgeon for evaluation.

In brief: A statement, what's-

-the question? For your age this is an expected finding.
You may need treatment if you have low back pain that is somewhat disabling. If this is the case, seek out a fellowship trained spine surgeon for evaluation.
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Dr. Kay Nelson
Family Medicine

In brief: Not really

It's simply wear and tear on the spine.
Treatment depends on your symptoms. Could be anywhere from NSAIDS to injections to surgery. See ortho.

In brief: Not really

It's simply wear and tear on the spine.
Treatment depends on your symptoms. Could be anywhere from NSAIDS to injections to surgery. See ortho.
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