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L5 Spine Injury
Post fusion 2009: now l4-5 right facet joint arthrosis, severe neural foriminal stenosis with some compression. Surgery needed?
X-ray results showed- advanced L5-S1 degenerative disc disease, moderate facet in lower lumbar spine, L5-S1 4mm retrolistnesis and moderate sclerosis ?
Worn down: L5-S1 is the lowest motion segment in the spine. The MRI shows that level has become "worn down" leading to degeneration of the disc and the facet joints, sclerosis, and a slight slippage (retro listless) of one vertebrae on the other. Don't hesitate to be seen. Many good treatment options available. ...Read more
L3-l5 no disk disease, minor degenerative facet change, no impingement. L5-s1 no disk disease, bilateral degenerative facet change no impingement. Mean?
Back pain: You are describing low back arthritis in terms of an MRI of the lumbar spine. Low back pain can be generated from degenerated or torn discs, nerve impingement from herniated discs, and inflammed or degenerated joints (facet) that connect one segment of the spine with an adjacent segment. Reducing or eliminating low back pain involves physical therapy, injections, and possibly surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Direct sternal injury 2 years ago with chronic pain. Recent diagnosis of first rib injury with brachial plexus involvement. Changes of recovering?
Minimal: It seems you had enough time for spontaneous recovery. I would seek surgical correction of the rib to remove any pressure on the brachial plexus. ...Read more
Stools r mushy.Won't come out. Taking probiotic. Colonoscopy caused severe colon problems. Spine 's a mess.L1-l4 bad. L5 disc gone.Abdominal pain 2..?
Two disc herniations 1 pinching C8 ddd canal stenosis and severe carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands. Which is causing severe hand numbness 3yrs ?
Likely carpal tunnel: Both have overlap within the hands depending upon the distribution. MRI is necessary of cervical spine and in many cases if distribution is not distinct, further an EMG/Nerve conduction study to delineate. In most cases however, it is more likely the carpal tunnel is the culprit. Consultation/examination by a neurosurgeon would be most appropriate for diagnosis. ...Read more
Can a pinched nerve of the L4, L5, S1, or S2 (racepinephrine) cause difficulty passing stool, i.e., rectum/sphincter won't relax/function properly?
?cauda equina syndr.: If you possess a large ruptured disk in the lower back which compresses multiple nerve roots, or if you have lumbar stenosis, this could affect both bowel and bladder, but a localized pinched nerve at the root level otherwise will have not influence on bowel dysfnctn. ...Read more
Local back pain from lifting weights. X-rays lumbar/pelvis/SI joint. Mild Ensteophyte formation at illiac crests. is this common? follow up needed?
Osteophytes are spurs: Osteophytes are bone spurs and accumulate with life and uncertain how much they are contributing to you back pain which can occur for lots of reasons - bone, disc, muscle, tendon, bursa etc. I suspect you had the osteophytes way before you were lifting weights. You need an evaluation for the reason you have back pain. ...Read more
Cwk ct, mri: calcification and facet arthropathy of c3-c7. Does this explain pain, spasm in neck, shoulder/shoulder blades, headache, arms, back stifness, difficult/blockade when walking, turn/hold neck?
See answer below: Wheelchair transfers refer to transfers that a person with a spinal cord injury who is using a wheelchair must perform when going from the wheelchair to a bed, to a couch, to a car, to a shower bench, and back into the wheelchair. Sliding boards are initially used to make the transfers easier. ...Read more
Is surgery needed for indentation of the ventral thecal sac and spinal cord at t8-t9? Bcos dorsal central degenerative intervertebral disc protrusion
Strained back 9 months ago. Right l5s1 facet joint has a bone spur. Both sides is strained. Will prp injections heal me? Is it dangerous?
How likely is lumbosacral radiculopathy at the onset of MS? (no issues detected after spine MRI with no contrast)
Not as likely: as slightly mis-stating the type of pain. MS can have lesions at any spot and they show up eventually but usually not right at the start of symptoms (BUT the spinal fluid often has characteristic inflammatory findings of broken spinal stuff--myelin basic protein). BUT, a classic finding is pain along the spine http://www.healthline.com/health/multiple-sclerosis/lhermittes-sign#Causes3 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slight herniation l5s1.Pain leg&back.Foot drop .Failed nerve block.Nerve study/emg&brain MRI normal.What else could explain the foot drop ?
5wks post fall ankle sprain & avulsion 5th m.tarsle. Pain, mild swell, freq loud popping w pain foot stuck in position. MRI?
Mri- c5-6 there is apparent central bony bar abutting the ventral cervical cord. What does this mean?
May mean nothing : The bar is a bone spur. Caused by disc degeneration at that level. It is a common finding and may not mean anything clinically. The important question is whether or not there is actual spinal cord compression. Per your question, it sounds as if the spinal canal is narrowed a bit (stenosis), but there is not any spinal cord compression. Frequently, pt and traction can be of benefit. ...Read more