Back X Rays - What Does This Mean

Loss of the normal lordotic curvature may be positional or due to muscle spasm. Minimal degenerative disc disease. Facet hypertrophy and arthropathy, L4-S1.

The vertebral bodies are normal in height. Loss of the normal lordotic curvature may be positional or due to muscle spasm. There is minimal disc narrowing at L5-S1. There are moderate facet hypertrophy and arthritic change at L4-5 and L5-S1. There is no subluxation. There is sacral spina bifida occulta, a developmental variant. There is also a developmental variant of L1 transverse processes. There are faint vascular calcifications. There is a questionable benign-appearing sclerotic lesion involving the left ilium.

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  • As Manuel would say in Faulty Towers " Que?"

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  • Has no-one gone through it with you dazzlebandit? I can interpret some of it as those aspects have similar aspects to some of mine although your similar ones are mild. The sb occulta, I know what it is but not what it means functionally, nor the other developmental issue. You need a medic to discuss.

  • I have the appt. next friday but am trying to get some insight! The SB occulta, I can explain, or say from what my research tells me! Functionally, for most with this condition have no problems with it. It is only detected when there are other back problems. I just do not understand what the rest means and I can't really find anything online that puts the conditions together!

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