Hey everyone! This is my first time here! I was sitting in my parked car on October 30th of 2008 and two vehicles got in an accident on the street I was parked on and both ran into me by accident. After the accident I had a large amount of pain in my neck, back and right shoulder. Now most of the pain has subsided with therapy, but I am still in a huge amount of pain in my lower back all down through my left leg. The doctor decided to send me for an MRI last week. I just got the results yesterday and this is what it says.
Mild bilateral facet hypertrophy at L4--5 and L5--S1.
I looked it up, but pretty much everything I find says this is caused from arthiritis. I am only 24 years old and I never had any back problems before this. I cannot bend backwards even 1 inch and I used to be able to do backbends no problem.
I go to the doctor on Wednesday, a week from today and I would just like to know a little bit more about this if someone could explain it to me a little better, I would really appreciate it.
Thanks so much, have a nice day.