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I had an xray for something else and it showed up as scolilosis.

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I had an xray for something else and it showed up as scolilosis. Now that Dr. sent me for more xrays. It says the findings are approx 3 mm elevation acetabular roof vis-?vis right. The there are 5 non rib bearing vertebral bodies
a 705 degree convex leftward lower throacic scoliosos measured from the top of t7 to the bottom of t 11
there is a 22.00 degrees right thoracolumbar scoliosis fromt the top of t12 to the bottom of l4
there is a 4mm retrollisthesis of L2 and L 3 and approx 2 mm retrolisthesis of L3 and L4 Anterior osteophytosos noted throughout the lumbar spine.
Impression~moderate S-shaped thoracolumbar scoliosis multiple level retrolistheses throughout the lumbar spine
What does this all mean? I need a second opinion from the one I have

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Dr Brims :

How old are you?

Customer:

44

Dr Brims :

Do you have back pain?

Customer:

oh yes. I have had it for years

Dr Brims :

Okay, this means you have scoliosis, but it also means you have some vertabrae that are slightly out of position

Dr Brims :

Are you there?

Customer:

yes I am. How bad is the scoloisis?

Dr Brims :

It is moderate, not severe

Customer:

Does it cause the back and leg pain? I was told I had herniated disc L3L4L5 S1

Dr Brims :

The back and leg pain are likely from the herniated disc, not scoliosis

Customer:

So the discs are herniated then?

Dr Brims :

You just told me you were told you had herniated discs

Dr Brims :

Herniated discs cannot be seen on an x ray, they can only be seen on an MRI

Customer:

I was now I am asking if that is true?

Customer:

Ok. I was referred to an MRI as well. Thank you

Dr Brims :

You're quite welcome

Dr Brims :

If you still have any questions on this topic, please feel free to ask

Dr Brims :

Are you there?

Customer:

Yes I am here. I am just not understanding what I should do now.

Dr Brims :

Have you seen a spine surgeon?

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