I dont think too many people really give a shit, but this is what I recieved from my doc after my recent MRI. This is caused by compression of my discs: " At the l5/l1 level, there has been some signal loss within the disc compatible with degeneration. In addition, there is a moderate size focal central annular tear and disc protrusion. This is causing indentation upon the thecal sac. " My doc tells me I have to really lay off things as it could get worse with heavy vertical load. My Sports med guy tells me its common for athletes to have tears, but I should treat it seriously and change my program. Arg... it never ends. Anyone have similair issues? What did you do?