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User638028 said on 25 January 2012

i,ve had back problem n and off since my 3rd child, (7 years) i got my MRI results today stating,. "there is some straightening of the normal lumbar lordosis, aligement is otherwise preserved" " there is desiccation of the lower two lumbar intervertebral disks, at L4-L5, there is mild annular disk protrusion, which, in associationwith mild bilateral facet joint hypertrophy" is causing my pain. "at L5-S1 there is left-sided paracentral focal disk protrusion which is seen to contect the descending left S1nerve root with in the lateral recess" causeing my hip and leg pain "mild bilateral facet joint hypertrophy is also seen at this level" can someone please explain what this means in english and also give me an idea what opsions the sergan might give me when i see him, as GP was good and tried to expailn it to me but once i got home i forgot half what was said. and if at all posiable the pros and cons of the different treatments i might get offered, im 31 if that makes a difference with good health i think: :P thank you all for reading