My doctor went over the results, but I would like more clarification on how serious they are. Below are the results:
FINDINGS: For the purpose of this study, lowermost axial disc space is presumed
L5-S1. Moderate bilateral facet arthrosis L5-S1; left side more affected.
Moderate to severe bilateral facet arthrosis L4-L5. Mild to moderate bilateral
facet arthrosis L3-L4; right side more affected. Moderate bilateral facet
arthrosis L2-L3, L1-L2 and T12-L1 segments. Vertebral body height, alignment and
marrow signal unremarkable.
Mild circumferential disc bulging L4-L5. Posterior disc bulge component causing
minimal effacement anterior thecal sac. No posterior disc herniation or spinal
canal stenosis at any level of the lumbar spine. Mild bilateral neural foraminal
Conus normal in location and signal. Paravertebral and paraspinal soft tissues
1. L4-L5 mild disc desiccation, circumferential disc bulging and bilateral
neural foraminal stenosis.
1. Multilevel facet arthrosis; more severe at the L4-L5 segment.