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Scan report says straightening of the normal lumbar lordosis, preserved vertebral body height and disc spaces. Explain?


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There is straightening of the normal lumbar lordosis. Otherwise satisfactory vertebral alignment. Mild osteophytic lipping at the L3/4 and L1/2 levels. Preserved vertebral body height and disc spaces. No spondylolisthesis. No focal osseous lesion.


Satisfactory vertebral alignment.
Asked On : Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for sending the MRI reports and posting your query.

These reports show only minor abnormalities and there is no need to worry.

Mild degenerative changes are seen in the lumbar vertebral bones (located in the lower back), which are common in people above 40 (and sometimes younger people too), especially those with sedentary lifestyle.

Treatment consists of physiotherapy and back extension exercises.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant Neurologist

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,

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Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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