I just had a couple of questions about my MRI report that I had done before my laninectomy/discectomy on l4/l5 in August 09, I just got a copy of my report just out of curiosity. It says I have age related facet disease is seen bilaterally at all levels,the canal and foramina are widley patent at all levels this is for l1 through l3-4,at l5-s1 spondylosis in concentric bulge is seen, posterocentral protrusion to the left is seen, the canal and foramina are patent, age related facet change is seen bilaterally. Mild age-reated facet change at all levels. I aplogize if that is hard to follow. It has been almost 8 months since my surgery and I have alot of mid and upper back pain not so much at l4-l5 since surgery I was just wondering if anyone has had anything similar after this kind of surgery, my back just feels weaker and it just feels exhausted by mid day. I am taking ultram 2 tabs 2x a day for the pain. Thankyou for listening to me ramble I really enjoy this site you all are a great support system to all spineys!!