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MRI findings show bilateral facet hypertrophy, spinal canal stenosis, arthropathy without disc herniation. Analysis and cure?

MRI FINDING LUMBAR SPINE ALIGNMENT IS PRESERVED INTERVERTEBRAL DISC SPACES AND VERTEBRALBODY ARE UNREMARKABLE THE BONE MARROW SIGNAL IS DIFFUSELY HYPOINTENSE ON ALL SEQUENCES TAPERING OCCURS OF THECAL SAC BEGINING AT THE L4 LEVEL THE CONUSMEDUARIS IS LOCATED AT L1 2 WITH THE DISTAL VISULIZED SPINAL CORD NORMAL IN SIZE AND SIGNAL L-1 UNREMARKABLE L-2-3 REMARKABLE L-3-4 BILATERAL FACET HYPERTROPHY L4-5 NO SPINAL CANEL STENOSIS L-5 S-1 BILATERAL FACET ARTHROPATHY WITH NO DISC HERNIATION OR SPINAL CANAL STENOSIS EXIT FORMAN ARE PATENT PARASPINAL SOFT TISSUES ARE UNREMARKABLE
Asked On : Sat, 8 Dec 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello,
Thanks for your query.
As per your attached report, You have degenerative spondylosis & disc disease in lumbar spine .

Generally the overlying muscles of the vertebral column reacts to any underlying irritation or inflammation in the form of spasm preventing any movement, termed as protective muscle spasm. This spasm could be the cause of stiffness in your entire back.

Intermittant moist heat fomentation of the affected regions may be of great help in reducing the muscle stiffness.

Muscle relaxant medications like Tizanidine, Cyclobenzaprine can be helpful. These are to be taken after consulting a doctor.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care
Answered: Thu, 26 Jun 2014
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