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What does "Retrolisthesis L5-S1 with degenerative disk

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What does "Retrolisthesis L5-S1 with degenerative disk disease & small central disk protrusion" mean?
Submitted: 12 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  BarbaraTaylor replied 12 years ago.

Retrolisthesis means that the vertebrae has shifted at that
level. In your case, at the level of your 5th Lumbar disc and 1st
Sacral disc.

You also have degenerative disease in your spine.

You also have small central disc protrusion:

Protrusion - a bulging disk that is eccentric to
one side but < 3 mm beyond vertebral margin


I hope this is helpful to you. Please let me know if there is anything else
I may be able to assist you with.

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