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I do not understand my MRI. Can someone help please!?

I'm 46 yrs old. I had a Decompressive lumbar laminectomy and fusion on my L5 S1 in 2012. I have been in a lot of pain lately And I had a MRI done resently. And I do not understand it. Can someone please help? It reads like this: Stable posterior Fusion Stabilizing grade 2 spondylolisthesis of L5 of S1. Disc space height loss is present at this level. Degenerative facet disease is seen bilateral at the L5 S1 level. Mild degree a bilateral neural Foraminal narrowing is seen secondary to: Subforaminal disc osteophyte complex, Spondylolisthesis And degenerative facet disease. 


  • LizLiz Posts: 9,712
    hello parkerjayden

    there are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
    this includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test.

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  • Bruce EitmanBruce Eitman Akron, OH, USAPosts: 1,510

    While we can't discuss your MRI results, we can discuss your symptoms, but you didn't tell us about your symptoms.

    More important, did your Dr discuss the MRI results with you?  If it wasn't clear at that time, call back and ask questions.  If your Dr didn't discuss them, why not?


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