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Anybody know what this means MRI showsSclerosis of the margins L4-5 and L5-S1?

On my MRI results of the Lumbar spine one of the things it says is that is shows Sclerosis of the margins from L4-5 L5-S1. Does anybody know what that means?  I Looked up the word Sclerosis and it means thickening of tissue. Is that due to Arthritis?
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Scoliosis is a curving of the spine:


http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/scoliosis.html

http://www.niams.nih.gov/hi/topics/scoliosis/scochild.htm
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is scoliosis curable? i too have scoliosis and a crushed disc and have been having alot of back pain. Whats the best way nto ease the pain without alot of pain meds?
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scoliosis is generally not curable.... if it is mild it is left alone, if it is severe it is corrected though a spinal fusion. if it is idiopathic and you catch it at a young age before the major growth spurts, major curavature can be avoided using a back brace.

if you are experiencing back pain you should see an orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation...

I had a major spinal fusion for my scoliosis and no longer experience any back pain at all. I had idiopathic scoliosis in my upper back and though i still have a curve it is fused together and pain free!
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I think she was referring to Sclerosis not scoliosis.. Sclerosis literally means hardening. Application to the spine, lack of flexibility. Hope this helps.. Good Luck!
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