Ligamentum flavum hypertrophy?

Hi,

After an MRI scan the report says "facet joint ligamentum flavum mild hypertrophy L3 -L5". The trainee doc who reviewed this is a moron who didnt answer my questions.

Basically i need to know:
1) layman explanation of this diagnosis.
2) What are the consequences of this injury.
3) How to heal / speed up healing process?
4) How long does it take to heal?

Cheers

Posted By Fred on January 14, 2009 at 04:41:47:

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