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Posted by: olivia | 2011/03/08

Back pain

what does the following mean
There is mild anterolisthesis of L5 on S1.
Severe intervertebral disc space narrowing is present at L5/S1.
There is also mild intervertebral disc space narrowing at L4/ L5.
The remaining discs spaces are vertebral heights are maintained.
Associated lumbosacral facet sclerosis.
Normal pedicles and spinous processes.

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Hallo Olivia
It means that the space between the vertebrae low down in your back is narrowed at 2 levels which could cause pressure on the nerves going to the legs, which can cause pain and weakness in the lower back and legs. See the picture on http://herniateddiscdrx9000.wordpress.com/2009/04/29/sciatica-leg-pain-herniated-disc-new-york-city/
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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2011/03/08

Hallo Olivia
It means that the space between the vertebrae low down in your back is narrowed at 2 levels which could cause pressure on the nerves going to the legs, which can cause pain and weakness in the lower back and legs. See the picture on http://herniateddiscdrx9000.wordpress.com/2009/04/29/sciatica-leg-pain-herniated-disc-new-york-city/
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