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Trying to understand results of recent back Xray

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:25 AM in New Member Introductions
Hi all I am new to the site. I was seaching on the internet trying to get some sort of understanding of the resultd to a recent back x-ray. I have not been in to see my doctor yet or my physical therapist, that is next week, but I am a little curious if anyone can tell me what this means: slight/mild marginal spurring directed anteriorly off of the endplates at the L3-4 and L4-5 levels. Similar changes at the T10-11 and T11-12 levels?

I have had lower back pain for years its just been within the past 6 months that it has become almost unbearable.


  • Hi There!

    Welcome to SH boards, you'll find lots of info here and support but we are back pain sufferers either recovering or awaiting so we are not medically trained to offer up such advice.

    As you will see written here often, the interpretation of the doctor is key here, when they see the films. Many Xrays have abnormalities but are not significant, after all we are not engine turned to perfection skeletons!!

    Good Luck when you see your doctors and I hope you get it sorted soon.
  • I understand that just thought that maybe someone might have had the same experience as what I am dealing with that could maybe help me better understand
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  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i am afraid i cannot help you with the x-ray. your doctor is the best person for that. :? try and relax and count the days slowly till you see him. you may have to worry soon enough so don't rush it!!! good luck to you! please keep us posted when you find out the details!! Jenny :)
  • Thanks. you are right. I've dealt with it for years a few more days won't hurt.
  • :) you have a great attitude and i am sure you would rather not be so nice but you are!! your keen sensibility will get you far in the pain world. it will be a pleasure to have you on the forum! Jenny :)
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  • if I was harsh...never meant a brush off in any shape or form!
    I was trying to get you to focus on the docs response rather than public suggestions!

    Hang in there!
  • lol...thanks!
  • no need...thanks for the advise
  • The others are right. it is so easy to let our imagination run wild and we can find things on the internet that are so horrid and worry ourselves to death about it needlessly. Because then we see the doc and find that our worst worry was not the issue at all. I think that is why we all hesitate to tell you what it could be, just in case it isn't (if that makes sense at all) Good luck and please do keep us posted.
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