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Had an MRI done, anterior wedging of endplate, degenerative facet joints, encroachment on neural foramina. Whats the treatment?

Had an MRI and they told me this, i am a 50 year old women, what kind of outlook am i looking at as possible future problems, Anterior wedging of the superior endplate of L1, at L3-4 mild degenerative of the facet joints at L4-5 moderate degenerative joint disease of the facet joints is noted. there is some encroachment on the inferior aspect of the neural foramina, at L5-S1 moderate degenerative joint disease of the facet joints is noted
Asked On : Mon, 25 Jun 2012
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This MRI suggestive of disc prolapse and this disc is compressing your nerves of leg. Are you having more pf back pain or leg pain. If back pain is more then Treatment will be physiotherapy and muscle relaxant and Pregabalin and Methylcobal.If pain is more in leg then surgery is needed. I would suggest you to show it to orthopaedic doctor and consult these options.Avoid bending forward and weight lifting.
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