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MRI shows intervertebral disc space. How much does this affect lower back pain?

Dr. Agarwal, is wrong, I have an MRI that says that I have a S1-S2 intervertebral disc space. My Question is how much does this affect my lower back pain? I have very bad pain (level 8+) almost continually, and difficulty with other functions. I Know that I, have some pretty serious disc damage from L-5 through T-12. But here lately it s gotten much worse.
Asked On : Sun, 16 Sep 2012
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Disc degeneration may lead to back pain however there are too many pain geneartors in spine so we need to know more about your complaints and the MRI images to tell you exactly what is the possible reason for back pain. Although you have disc space at S1-S2 but its not necessary that it is the pain generator. Usually there is no mtion at this level so it may not cause any back pain. Few other reasons could be last mobile lumbar level disc prolapse or sacroiliac joint inflamation. I would suggest to get back wth more detaled history and your MRI images. Thanks.
Answered: Sun, 23 Sep 2012
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