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L5-S1 spine

sm7510ssm7510 Posts: 2
edited 10/11/2014 - 2:10 AM in Lower Back Pain
I have severe back pain from a month.am 32 years old.
Inspite of taking pain killers for a whole month. I still had pain. Orthopaedic doctor suggested to get MRI done.
My MRI report concludes: Mild L5-S1 disc degenerative changes and facet osteoarthritis associated with small left paracentral disc bulge at the same level.

I want to know what does this mean and what precautions do I need to take further.



  • based on your MRI report. You need to discuss the report with your doctor that ordered it. He will provide you with a diagnosis and treatment recommendations.

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  • My physical therapist was great. He went through things I should NEVER do again, running, jumping, etc & he taught me the correct ways to lift & bend. We developed a routine of exercises & stretches to strengthen my core & protect my spine & reduce my pain. You need to get back to your Ortho. He should take you through the results of your MRI & recommend a treatment plan. There's so much more to dealing with spine problems than just meds. He could send you for physical therapy, injections help a lot of people...

    Good luck!
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
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