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Please Explain my MRI Results

jschier23jjschier23 Posts: 1
edited 05/17/2015 - 4:08 AM in Lower Back Pain
IMPRESSION: Mild facet anthropathy at L4-5 and L5-S1 , otherwise normal MRI of the lumbar spine.

Im 24 years old male 6'1 190
I've had active lifestyle throughout my life cardio swimming running jump rope (3 - 5 miles 3 days a week) (Jump rope 20 minutes)
Lower Body workouts: squats lunges forward and reverse calf raises
Upper body push ups pull ups bench press tri extensions
Core sit ups crunches planks glute bridges single leg raises pelvic tilts mountain climbers squat thrust


Are these exercises still safe with the condition i'm now in? (They don't seem to cause any more pain. )

Also I hurt my arm in July 2015 and wasn't able to workout out again until Feb 2015 and that is when i first started to experience the low back pain lower right back / lower right glute / right side of hip outside / tingling in right foot sometimes. So i stopped working out in Feb and started back up slowly again in April. I still have dull achey pain. Sometimes it stings depending on what position i am in. But i feel it has gotten better since Feb when i first started to experience the pain.

Could this be caused by a muscle imbalance? Maybe because i took a long time off of working out?



  • jan1of1jjan1of1 Posts: 7
    edited 05/19/2015 - 6:21 AM
    First....don't panic. Second, talk to your doc about the results. My OPINION: Modify your lifestyle NOW. I'm 60 and just had a L4 L5 S1 fusion of my back. Yes it was due to degenerative disease hasten by my lifestyle. I was a runner - pounded my spine almost everyday. I did a lot of extreme sports requiring twisting with loads. I'm now paying for the sins of my past. My advice - slow down, don't be a fanatic about working out. Start a WALKING program while modifying your diet to keep the weight off. Decompression of the spine provides temporary fix. If you continue to do what you are doing the pain will NOT go away. Also you must realize the pain you are experiencing is now your new normal. If you can get that into your head and modify your lifestyle slightly you will have a long surgery-free life. Be happy and well - you only have one body so take good care of it.

    Note As always, remember any advice given by a member here should never be considered medical advice. It comes only from personal experiences. Before taking on any exercise program and/or diet, first review it with your doctor. What works for one person, my be a problem for another...
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