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MRI said disc nearly destroyed due to listhesis. What are modic changes?

I have had a recent MRI and I have not had a meeting with my Doctor yet, But I am wondering what this wording means. L5-S1 disc in nearly completely destroyed due to the listhesis? and there is a small bone hemangioma within the L1. I also wonder what modic changes are ? I have Type 1 and 3 endplate changes within the lower L5 and upper S1 and severe facet anthropathy. displaces par defects of L5 and severe narrowing of the neural foramina due to spondyloolisthesis.
Asked On : Wed, 27 Jun 2012
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This report suggest that you have a disc prolapse and bone sliding over one another. It would need lumbar disccectomy and fusion surgery. This is not an emergency and can be operated after some time.
Answered: Mon, 31 Mar 2014
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