Spondylolisthesis mri results I dont understand

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I have recently had a mri scan results sent to me but I dont understand wondering anyone could help me out?

spine lumbar and sacral : reduction in hydration signal in the lower2 lumbar discs.

at l4/5 there is a tiny bulge but no impingement

at l5/s1 therebis a grade 1 spondylolisthesis to bilateral pars defects. canal is capacious. the exit foramen are minimally narrowed.

I have alot of pain in the mornings an physio isnt doing much for me at the moment

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    Do you understand the basics of your back? L4/S5 are vertebrae. L is for the group of b lumbar vertebrae which is the lower part of your back. And the S is for the sacral vertebrae of your back which sits just above your lumbar section. The MRI shows that the space between them is beginning to squeeze together which is making the disc (a soft jelly like substance contained in a fibrous material) bulge a bit. Your bulge is not enough to pinch off any of the nerves in your back but this can change. This is a very common location for this problem. Sometimes when the disc is squished enough the jelly like material can squish out of the fibrous cover and pinch a nerve which can then cause pain to radiate down one or both legs. The spondylolisthesis (I've got this too and it's hurts like crazy) is where one vertebrae (the bone) has slipped forward from the vertebrae below it.

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      I have it as well and anklyspondilitis and fibro your MRI said the exact as mine i am now having infusions done called Remicade every two weeks because my imflamation markers are so high im in terrible pain as i have both what you have + this and fbro the pain is awful i hope your seeing a Rheumatologist they will know exactly what to give you or do about it i feel fir you because I have it to plus more sending lots love and the person who posted before me gave you your answer to a tee but you must see a specialist about your results and yes very strange you got the results sent to you they go straight to your GP or Specialist i have private health cover and have always gone for my results to the doctors take care

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    Hi Kylie

    It is very rare that you would get scan results sent to you unless you have gone private.Normaly your Gp or Speacialist would send for you and explain the outcome of the scan. You say you have lots of pain in the mornings when waking up. Does it go when you are up and on the move. This could be caused by the Spondylosis which a lot of people develop in there early years. May be anti inflamatorys would help you.You may be need to google the word Spondylosis and read the explanation it gives you.

    Kind Rgrds John Ak

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    I have spondyolisthis arthritis and anklyspondyly arthritis may inflamation marker were 25 a month ago now 47 a normal persons should be 7 i libe in pain constantly especially when i wake up and doesnt go until i take a pain killer thay call my back a bamboo back when it stiffens its painfull walking sometimes helps it loosen up are tou in pain ? have you seen your doctor yet ? please keep us posted ❤❤❤

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