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Schmorl node! & More ?

Trying to find out what these are, in layman terminology, and the possible characteristics of pain they cause. Location?
1.What Is a schmorols node in the anterior superior endplate ( S1) ? Is it different than a what you usually hear as a herniation? Where could this be causing pain?
2.What is a Symmetric disc bulge along the posterior disc margin?
3.What is (mild) Bilateral facet arthropathy?

Are the raking mild, moderate severe? What types of things determine the ranking specifically gives those things the rankings?

Thank you I've searched but find information so convolved, any thoughts or opinions are greatly appreciated!


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,584

    please remember that no one at spine-health is a formally trained medical professional.
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    --- ron dilauro, spine-health system moderator : 12/16/14 06:58

    that being said, mild, moderate and severe are pretty straight forward. not so much for the patient to understand how those values are reached but what they mean. so many people will fall under mild and for many otc medications and approved exercise manages that. moderate situations may require physical therapy and other conservative treatments with one of many different type of prescribed medication. hopefully surgery would not be required. severe, well the word is the same as it is in any part of life.
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
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