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Multiple indentations on the thecal sac, multilevel disc hydration. Multilevel disc hydration and height loss. Changes in the cervical spine. What does it mean?

I have been told that I have multiple indentations on my Thecal sac also ModicType 2 end plate changes around L5/S1 disc also Multi-Level Disc hydration and height loss L5/L1 multi-level OA changes in the cervical spine and in the lower lumbar spine. There are multiple small indentations on the Thecal Sac by disc osteophyte complexes. what does it all mean
Asked On : Thu, 9 Aug 2012
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These changes are usually seen as part of aging. The indentation on thecal sac can later progress and cause compression over the nerves in the back which will cause pain and other problems. Many joints in the body which are mobile are prone to wear and tear. This process is only partially reversible as one ages and so the changes accumulate. This changes present with joint pain and restriction of mobility referred to as osteoarthitis. Physical therapy and lifestyle changes will be most beneficial for you at this stage.
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