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I went up to the hospital today and got my MRI report and film to take with me to the Orthopedic surgeon on Wednesday. I plan to ask the doctor a lot of things, such as the relationship between my other back problems and my herniated disc. This is what the report actually says:
Comparison: MRI of the lumbar spine from 11/8/2007 demonstrating scoliosis, degenerative facet disease at L5 and S1 levels and L4-5 Levels. Remaining spine normal.
Impression: Since previous exam of 2007 posterior left herniation at L1-2 disc with narrowing of left foramen and impingement of left L1 root.
So, I don't know what all that means...which is why I'm going to a doctor obviously. I'm not even sure what degenerative facet disease is. My regular doctor said I had degenerative disc disease, is that the same thing, or is facet different from disc?
Hopefully I find out on Wednesday, and I really hope they look at any and all causes of pain and dysfunction so I have a better idea of how this all ties in.