i have been yrying to figure out, from my MRI report, how spine surgeon diagnosed herniated disc, spinal stenosis, and facet disease. My lumbar report didnt note these findings. However my thoracic report did but said found in lower lumbar. I woke up in the middle of the night and felt need to get MRI report and look at it again. Not on my lumbar one, but my thoracic report, they noted facet degenerative disease and ligamentum flavum thickening in my lower lumbar. I looked this up and it seems to me that this is where the neurosurgeon got diagnosis of spinal stenosis?? Kind of strange not noted on my lumbar report but at least I found it and was able to make sense of it...I think. Just want to get better and WORK AGAIN! LIVE AGAIN! I have lawyer for SSI. Since I'm not able to work, a check would be wonderful. My goal is to be able to seek help with Medicaid aspect though since I have no insurance. I've researched til I can't see. Anyone familiar with ligamentum flavum thickening and it's relationship to spinal stenosis or are they one in the same??