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Done MRI of back. What does the reports indicate?

Hi, I had a MRI on my back, I just need help to understand it.There is loss of normal fluid signal in the intervertebral disc at L5/S1 level.suggestive disc degeneration.area of altered signal intensity in the adjacent L5 vertebral body. Herperintense on T2 weighted images & hypointense on T1 weighted, suggestive of modic type 1 changes. mild right facetal joint arthropathey is seen at L3/L4 level.L5/S1 level disc space is mildlt reduced. small diffuse posterior disc bulge is noted. Mild bilateral facet joint arthropathy is noted.
Asked On : Fri, 3 Aug 2012
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Dear friend, welcome to HCM.
these are indicative of degenerative (wear and tear) changes in the discs and vertebrae in the lowermost spine,
which is common with age.
if you are aging older, these are quite frequent, and indicate reduced spacing in the vertebral joints and disc degenerations.

take care and keep me posted on your progress.
Answered: Wed, 8 Aug 2012
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