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Lumbosacral junction pain

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
40 year old back: This is a normal finding on an imaging study of the back in a 40 year old. It is possibly related to but not likely responsible for the pain in your b... Read More

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Back pain: You need an evaluation by a surgeon who specializes in back problems
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
The facet: joints are small joints that articulate the posterior vertebra with one another. "Facet hypertrophy" means degenerative arthritis of these joints. The... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Trauma Surgery 51 years experience
Seek second opinion: Have a neurosurgeon or ortho spine surgeon review the case and see if you might be a candidate for lumbar lamenectomy
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
See below: Neuritis means inflammation of a nerve, but we would not usually describe lumbosacral nerve problems by that term. Might instead use radiculitis or r... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 37 years experience
Pulling muscles: Lumbosacral refers to the low back region. Sprain and strain are sometimes used interchangeably, but these refer to overstretching ligaments in the ca... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 33 years experience
Not needed: Acute lumbosacral injuries do not require MRI with contrast.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Exercise: First.See your primary care provider to be sure of the proper diagnosis. Then be sure to take prescription exactly as prescribed. Stretching exercise... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cole
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
I hope not: Arthritis is just wear and tear changes in a joint. Any joint. Every living mammal will have some form of arthritis from normal wear changes from li... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lundin
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Potentially : If you mean by "clumping" is tethering of your spinal cord then yes, progressive lower extremity weakness can occur without treatment. Arachnoiditis w... Read More
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