Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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MRI findings by themselves do not mean much. Your symptoms need to be correlated to the MRI (and X-ray findings) to understand your disorder.

You have had a fusion at L4-5 in the past. The MRI report does not comment on fusion status (solid vs. pseudoarthrosis). You have degenerative changes at L5-S1 (“Disc space narrowing endplate degenerative change at L5-S1”) which could be isolated disc resorption (IDR-see website).

Dr. Corenman

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Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.