Patient :I recently had the following xray. They noted L4-L5 and L5-S1 narrowing and the impression from the report was degenerative disc disease in those locations. However I have highlighted two areas where the space between the vertebrae appear to narrow. Are the areas highlighted normal in height?
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I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Hope your query get answered.
In these x Rays, the highlighted area seems to be normal (as it is in the thoracic area where disc spaces are normal less). However if you have pain in the thoracic area then it is better to go for MRI of the region.
Wishing you a good health.
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