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Hi again everyone :)

I posted a query last night, but no one has had a chance to resond yet, but even though I'm a little discouraged, I figured I'd try anogther question and see if anyone might be able to help.

Does anyone happen to know how either spondylosis and spondilolisthese (Grade 1) at L5-S compare to osteoprosis, dextroscoliosis and/or Degenerative anterolisthesis of L5? I guess what I mean; are the latter 3 things better or worse than having the spondilo problems?

My doc appointment isn't still for a couple more days so I thought I'd check here. I'm hoping that with these 3 new things on the MRI might be a positive sign (as opposed to the spondilos), OR....whether things are getting worse.

Thanks again, in advance if anyone can help.

Hi Sabrina
This is a tuff Question. I don't think any of them are good. Each having there own issues. I had a Grade 1 now a grade 2 spondylolisthesis L5 S1 and awaiting fusion sugery. My Chiropractor was more fortunate than me with her spondy. She just needs to exercise her Core muscles and stretch and she's pain free most of the time.

Osteoporosis, which is caused by decreased bone mass resulting in fragile bones. This to me sounds worse.

Degenerative anterolisthesis? I looked it up under a couple of websites and it seems to be an instability of the vertabre but I couldn't get a clear definition.

Same with dextroscoliosis. It's a type of scoliosis but again there was no clear definition.

These are great questions. The MRI will be able to tell your Dr. alot and I would ask as many questions as you can. Right them down if you have to. The more you understand the better you will feel.

There are a great many Spine websites that can also help you with your quest for knowledge on these subjects.

Maybe someone on this message board can shed some light for you as well.

Best of luck with your results

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