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15yr old gymnast has contant intense pain for 1yr at l5-s1. pain only increases when pushing on abdomen from front. what can cause? ultrasound clear.

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Dr. Galina Nikolskaya answered

Specializes in Neurology

Need MRI LS spine: If by L5-S1 pain you refer to low back in that dermatomal area this could be a from something near those roots pressing on those nerve roots (that something could be either the disk or fat tissue or a nerve or a connective tissue tumor and MRI L-S spine with contrast is the best study to look for the cause

Answered 11/6/2016

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