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Is narrow and loss of hydration of L4-L5 disc with bulge and hypertrophy of ligamentum flavum a concern?

Ihad diabetes type 2 since 17 years now ihad severe low back ache since 2 months my MRI report is narrow and loss of hydration of L4-L5 disc with bulge and hypertrophy of ligamentum flavum indenting the thecal sac and narrowing of spinal canal and corresponding neural foramen at that level .no bone marrow lesion noted. Thanks
Mon, 29 Jul 2019
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Hi,

The changes are from dis degeneration and are likely mild right now. It is not a serious concern but you must avoid heavy physical activities that can cause disc problems to increase.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Vivek Chail, Radiologist
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