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Spondylotic changes with small marginal osteophyets at multiple levels, Small well-corticated density anterior to the L4/5 disc space, degenerative changes of the lower facet joints. What does these mean?

I want to know if you can please help me to understand what the following mean: There are spondylotic changes with small marginal osteophyets present at mutiple levels. Smaal well-corticated density anterior to the L4/5 disc space, which may still be related to an unfused epophysis or be composite in nature. There are degenerative changes of the lower facet joints.
Asked On : Sun, 13 May 2012
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All of the changes described are as a result of aging and degeneration in the spine. Many adult spines may show similar changes even in patients who have no symptoms and so it is important to tie the findings of this investigation with the actual symptoms you have in your back before prescribing any treatment.
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