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Moderate degenerative disc and facet disease, combination of facet arthropathy and disc protrusion c

Kathy hollimanKKathy holliman Posts: 1
edited 02/16/2015 - 8:40 PM in Chronic Pain
I have such severe back and joint pain I can no longer stand for more than 5 minutes. After sitting or lying down I also have severe lower back and joint pain. I just had an MRI it says there is moderate degenerative disc and facet disease greatest at the bottom three levels. A combination of facet arthropathy and disc protusion creates foraminal stenosis which is moderate to the right at L3 and L4 and moderately severe to the left at L5. The other siginfo any finding is the u,tile so smaller disc protusions and reactive facet arthropathy that may also be symptomatic

Can anyone tell me what this means and if it is what is causing the severe pain I have please

Thank you so much.


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