Translate this radiologists report for me?

I had some xrays done on my lower back due to back pain. I dont understand a word of it, and i feel like my doctor did not explain to me in detail what any of this means, i feel like she didnt want to freak me out. Someone please tell me in normal people language what this means. This is the radiologist report:

"there is a shallow scoliosis, convex left. On the lateral view there is a grade 1 anterolisthesis of L5 on S1 and minimal retrolisthesis at L3-4 and L4-5. Spondylytic defects are evident posteriorly at the L5 level. There is minimal narrowing at all levels from L3 to sacrum. Vetebral body heighs are well maintained."

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  • 4 weeks ago

    It means that there is a fairly minor misalignment - both sideways (scoliosis) and front-to-back (antero- and retro- listhesis) of the vertebrae in the lumbar (lower back) and sacral (just above the tailbone) regions.

    I don't know why she would have been hesitant to explain it to you, as it's not really bad.

  • 4 weeks ago

    You should say 'please'.

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