U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
United Kingdom
A 32-year-old female asked:

What does inward buckling ligamentum flavum hypertrophic arthropathy at l4/l5 and s1 of facet joints.. l4 bulging disk mean? can it cause numb legs?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Spinal stenosis: Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the nerve canal and can cause numbness in the legs and difficulty with standing or walking for an extended period of time. The buckling of the ligamentum flavum is one of the conditions that leads to the spinal stenosis. Good question.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Dec 12, 2018


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.