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Degenerative disc bulging at the L1-L2 and L3-L4 levels as

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Degenerative disc bulging at the L1-L2 and L3-L4 levels as discussed above.
Generalized disc bulge with shallow left lateral and foraminal protrusion. This causes a combibnation of both mild central canal stenosis as well as bilateral foraminal stenosis, left greater than right.
Hypertrophic degenerative facet arthrosis noted at L3-L4 and L4-L5.
Any of this indicative of a handicap sticker?
Thank you,
Rick Pettigrew
Did the doctor explain to you the exact qualifications for the sticker?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Yes, 200' without aid. Which I can do.

So that's that then? I was assuming that wasn't really adhered to.

Sorry for the delay. One last question--I assume your doctor just decided to be strickly adherent to the regulations?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Well, thanks for your attention.

Any idea of organizations or agencies which tend to be slightly more lax in their authorization of such stickers?

Thanks again,


Well, this is a shady area and some doctors might bend the rules a bit. Your problem is that since you don't meet the criteria, you don't warrant the sticker. The MRI results really have nothing to do with the determination--it's simply a matter of how far you can walk and whether you need mechanical assistance like a walker or cane.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Thanks again, hope you have a great day!
Welcome--you too.