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MRI showed disc dehydration with end plate changes, multilevel facet joint degenerative changes, thecal sac indentation. Best treatment?

What is the best treatment for these findings in an MRi report Disc dehydration with end plate changes at L4-L5 and L5-S1 levels Multilevel facet joint degenerative changes along with ligamentum flavum hyperthrophy At L4-L5 level, diffuse disc bulge with minimal thecal sac indentatioln and mild bilateral lateral recess stenosis At L5-S1 level, central disc bulge with minimal inferior migration resulting in mild thecal sac indentation and mild central canal and moderate bilateral and lateral recess stenosis.
Asked On : Sun, 26 Aug 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello maisielobo

Thanks for posting your query

According to your MRI report , it seems you are suffering from disc degenerative ds and facet joint arthopathy.

Treatment can not be planed only on MRI findings, examination of your spine, neurological examination is essential.

It also depends on your age , activity level & severity of symptoms.

Answered: Fri, 14 Sep 2012
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