I have chronic severe pain from DDD and currently use 150 mcg Fentanyl Patches every three days and use 10 mmHg Norco as needed for breakthrough pain. Two days ago I had a pelvic CT for a kidney problem and when the results came back this morning from the radiologist, I was shocked that there was more information concerning my spine than my kidneys! Here is what the report stated:
. Advanced degenerative osseous changes with disc bulging and multilevel disc osteophyte complex as described above. Grade 1 retrolisthesis of L5 on S1. MRI of the lumbar spine on an outpatient basis may be of further benefit, if there continues to be clinical concern.
Can someone please DECODE that diagnosis for me. THANKS