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Have Spinal Stenosis. Done MRI, herniated disk. Meaning?

I had an MRI done recently. I have Spinal Stenosis, Spinal spondylolisthesis and a Herniated Disk located at the L5-S1. This time when the MRI came back it showed white spots actually on the L4, L5 and some other ones also. My doctor said he can't make a diagnosis as he hasn't received the MRI report yet. Can you please give me some ideas what it might be and why the just started showing up after 2 years.
Asked On : Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM.
Well, this is all aprt of aging and caused by degenerative bone changes. These white spots can be sign of osteoporosis or spondilitis and it can cause lumbal pain and pain in legs. If you a re afraid of malignant lesinos this is unlikely in such findings. In the beginning this is terated by exercises and medical therapy, but if thisisnt helpful then surgical therapy should be considered.Wish you good health.
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