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Back disc L4 L5 compresed moderately to L5 nerveroot & L5 s1 mildly intending calsac s1 nerveroot.doing PT. can it cure? Once cured will this come agn
Sorry..: No cure .......manageable. PT will improve functionality ...Read more
Back disc L4 L5 compresed moderately to L5 nerveroot & L5 s1 mildly intending calsac s1 nerveroot. doing PT. can it cure? Once cured wil ths come agn?
Yes and no: Physical therapy does not "cure" the radiologic findings you are describing; but some people can come through therapy with much less pain and able to be much more active. And because the findings in the MRI are not dangerous, if anything nonoperative can be done to reduce your pain and improve your activity level that would essentially be a form of "cure." ...Read more
What does Bilateral L5 pars fractures with grade 1 anterolisthesis of L5 S1 and L5 S1 mild to moderate diffuse disk bulge mean?
See below : There is a term called isthmic spondylolisthesis that summarizes what you have. Basically at some point you developed a fracture in a part of the spine known as the pars interarticularis and this allowed one of your vertebrae to shift forward on the other. It is a fairly common cause of back and leg pain. Many good treatment options. Discuss directly with your doctor. ...Read more
My l4 l5 discs have small bulge without significant compression. L5 S1 has reduced disc space and bilateral sacrelization of L5. What should I do?
Nothing: Research has shown that the findings on imaging studies do not correlate all the time with patient symptoms. If you have no problems then don't worry about it. If you have back pain, it is more likely to be associated with muscle strain than the bulging disc. Sacralization is common on of no real signficance. ...Read more
I have herniated disc on L4 L5 and buldge on L5 s1. Before pain in flexion now more on extension. Y? Any sugstn?Mri done
Many treatments: Start with physical therapy and core conditioning. At some point an epidural steroid injection might be helpful. If all else fails and your symptoms impact your activities of daily living, surgery can be curative. I would suggest seeing a spine surgeon with expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery if it comes to that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got MRI report, broad based dic bulge l4, l5. Facet hypertrophy l4, L5 and l5, s1. What are treatment options? 3mths pain, no improvment w/pt or st shot
Complex answer: Best way to reduce back pain is to be as light as you can (optimal weight) be as fit as you can (high level of fitness with good core muscle strength) and don't smoke. The intermittent use of anti-inflammatory medications will help as well. If the epidural was not effective the injection can be placed in the facet joint or the disc. The pain generator needs to be found. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRI showed grade 1 L5/ s1 anterolisthesis and severe bilateral L5/S1 foraminal stenosis with mass effect on exiting bilateral L5 roots. My options?
Lumbar stenosis: Lumbar spinal deformities in form of varying degrees affects 6% of the population in the U.S,..THE treatment spectrum varies from avoiding activities that produce pain, bracing , physiotherapy, NSAIDs, to surgical interventions which involve decompress ions and or fusions. Recovery from surgery depends upon whether or not a fusion is performed , but can take up to 9-12 months. ...Read more
Can I do forward bending after 2yrs of natural healing from herniated disc.I have L1 & L2 bulging, L4 very small annular tear , L5 & S1 hernited?
I suffer from a congenital fusion of L3 L4 anteriorly & partial fusion with bony sclerosis in L4 L5 & mild retrograde listhesis of L5 s1 also...
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Can 1.6 mm anterolisthesis L5 on S1 is seen with L5-S1 disc degeneration and chronic bilateral L5 pars
fractures cause abs pain below bullybutton but across entire lower abdomen? Thanks for your help!
The area of the abdomen is supplied from the thoracic spine, not L5S1, per below.
On the other hand, there could strain and changes through the fascial system that could give abdominal discomfort. ...Read more
Mri-large disc bulge L5 s1. Pain (hip/lower leg) some numbness to lower leg/foot & toes. Suffering 10 weeks. Will it heal on its own or need surgery?
Enough time passed: 8 to 12 weeks is an adequate time to allow non-surgical treatments, as you already received, to work. After that, it is unlikely that you will improve without surgery. Other important factors are your neurological exam, the size of the disc herniation, your pain level. At some point, the risk/benefit ratio tilts in favor of surgical treatment for immediate pain relief. See your spine specialist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Upper Sore spinal and back pain around L3 or L4 since lumbar discectomy ops for l5.s1 9 wks back.no fever or redness on wound.pain radiates to front ?
Spinal surgery: Go back and see the surgeon who operated on you and be reassessed. There are many reasons why this may be going on. ...Read more
35yo female just diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, herniated disk & retrolisthesis all L5 S1. Avid runner. Will I be able to run again?
Impossible to answer: Ask the doctors who are treating you. Someone who has never examined you cannot help answer that question. ...Read more
4 abd surgeries (panniculectomy x 2, ulcer repair x 2) last panniculectomy/hernia repair in 2012. Pain & tugging sensation. Can the hernia grow back?
23m s/p l5-s1 discectomy w/ daily moderate-severe back pain & radiculopathy both leg. What is my next treatment option? More epidural? Fusion surgery?
48 yr old post laminotomy for severe spinal stenosis, 5 orthopedic surgeon indicate double fusion, but will never do it, l3, l4, L5 degenerated?
Depends: All spines degenerate but not all spines then need a fusion. There would have to be another reason like an instability that can develop after prior spine surgery. Sometimes ongoing degeneration after a prior laminectomy leads to restenosis due to further facet & disc degeneration & a repeat decompression where there is a chance of destabilizing the spine by further bone removal requires a fusion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Microdisectomy on L4 L5 disc along with hemilaminotomy at L4 with excision of ligament flavum surgery on 6 march 2013. Can i ever play soccer again?
Disc: You should be able to play. Need to condition prior and concentrate on core strengtj. ...Read more
After having a failed laminectomy w/ spinal fusion @ l5-s1, what can't they surgically fix the area ?
Lumbar fusion: Failed can mean alot of things. Is it that you are not happy with the results? Or is there still a problem that is operative, i.e. Adjacent level syndrome at the level above the fusion or did the fusion not take at l5/s1 and there is a nonunion. I'm sure that your spine surgeon has discussed this with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fusion at L3 L4 lateral herni at L5 moderate bulge l5s1 mild bilat neural foraminal exit stenos should L4 L5 s1 all be fused at this point ? Help pl
Surgical risks: It sounds like you have chronic back pain, and that surgery(ies) have not been helpful. The problem with MRI scans of the spine is that they are good at identifying structural changes but do not let us know what is causing the pain. The changes you note on the MRI are common age associated changes. I suggest you see a physical medicine & rehab doctor (non-surgeon) who specializes in the spine. ...Read more
I had back surgery L4 L5 S1 & I also have fluid in my knee with some tearing all due to a fall at work. I'm gaining lots of weight & what to exercise
Had back surgery in2010 L4 L5 S1 still having severe pain radiating down my leg causing toe tingling. Injections or therapy hasn't worked. ?
I'm having pain in my lower left side mainly when I lay down. Had back surgery 4yrs ago l4,l5,S1, could this cause my pain? Can a bad mattress causeit
I've had 2 back surgeries- a microdiscectomy at L5/S1 & L4/L5. I've got scar tissue & am still in pain. I use TENS, inversion, PT, Neurontin, Norco, Cymbalta, and am trying injections. Any new ideas/tx for me to try? I'm only 23 & I feel like I'm 80.
Adhesiolysis: Cassara 1st NO more surgeries on your back . FInd an Anesthesiologist in your area who will do a minimal risk type of epidural injection BUT without steroids . This injection is called lysis of adhesions or Adhesiolysis with a medicine called "Hyaluronidase". This injection will break up the scar tissue that has entrapped the nerves in your back. It must be performed with physical therapy ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have serve back pain 2 months after back surgery. I had L5 and s1 disc removed. Now I'm in worse pain then before. Is this normal?
Back pain: Not normal but a common problem. After the herniated disc is removed, a recurrent disc or collapse of the disc space can cause new back and leg pain. This can lead to a repeat of the nonoperative measures such as physical therapy and cortisone injections. A back brace may help. Emotionally it is very deflating because you feel that you are back at the beginning of the process. It will get better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I had back surgery 10 months ago I'm in a lot of pain can you please explain my l4/l5 & l5/s1 MRI report to me?
Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more
Do i need another back surgery? I have a herniated disk at l5-s1, i've been suffering for over 3 years now. I had a surgery in november of 2009, all that was done was scraping the calcium off of the nerve to relieve sciatica. It all started again 6 mont
Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are cures for chronic nerve pain caused by back surgery scar tissue pressing on the nerves.L4, l5, l5, s1?
I have disuse atrophy in my right leg, and foot, due to nerve damage in l4/l5 s1.Had a failed back surgery 02'13. Will I lose ability to walk one day?
2 back surgeries in ~1 month. Wondering if increased [email protected] from overdoing it could cause severe burning/cramping pain behind knee, in calf/ankle, & thigh? Have to lie down & hard to walk/sit.
This may be related : to anyone of several possible causes. Sometimes, even though the nerve that may have had some compression on it does not immediately respond to surgery or if you had surgery especially 2 so close that just manipulation of nerve may cause inflammation . Also one has to make sure you did not develop a blood clot in leg post op. You should discuss this with your surgeon. Scar tissue can form now. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a herniated disc at l5-s1. I suffer frecuently strong back pain. Planning to have surgery but i'm not sure what to do. What do you recommend?
Back surgery!!!: When faced with this question know that not all back pains are caused by a herniated disc & not all herniated discs require surgery. Guided pt, injections & other options may help. In severe cases, in cases where conservative care failed, in cases with neurological deficit, surgery may be the best & only option. If surgery needed, ask questions; don't be afraid to get pain relief sooner than later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a herniated disc at l5-s1. I suffer acute back pain crisis frequently. Should i resort to surgery?
Sciatica: True sciatica is leg pain that shoots from back, down the leg past the knee. This mimics the path of the sciatic nerve, thus it's name. Young patients more likely to have herniated disc. Older patients, pressure from arthritic spurs. All can be treated non-surgically if not getting worse. Physical therapy, tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve, nerve blocks, the combination works 80% of the time. ...Read more
2months after spine surgery (microdiscectomy L5-S1),started pt and I'm feeling great...can I wear high heels?
EZ does it: Very high heels could put unwarranted strain on your lower back. Start with a pair with 2-3" heels, wear them for a few days and see how your back reacts.Go back to flats if your back begins to hurt. Gradually increase the height over time, slowing down if you experience discomfort in your back. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
I herniated a disc in low back, now I have lost the sensation to pee will they have to do surgery on me? I have previous herniations at l4-l5 l5-s1
Highly likely: You need to contact your spine surgeon or go to er asap if you are having difficulty controlling bowel or bladder (starting or stopping), preferably a large enough hospital that would have 24hr MRI access, as this would be the test of choice to see what is going on, and so surgeon can decide if might improve with steroids / conservative mgmt, or will need surgery. ...Read more
23m-rupture discs w/ 5mm retrolisthesis (l4/5&l5/s1) s/p discectomy surgeon doesn't want surgery, 2nd opinion recommended hybrid lumbar fusion. What should I do? Daily pain 6+/10 back & both legs 2yrs
Be careful: Make sure seeking advice from well-trained spine surgeon. The pathology you mention will not necessarily cause the symptoms you list. Let's say you have herniated discs/lumbar stenosis, nerve impingement, then that will explain your leg pain. And after failing appropriate conservative management decompression surgery will help. But be very careful with surgery for back only pain -- [email protected] 23Y.O. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi i had lumbar disectomy surgery on my L5 s1. If still possible i can come back in my jiu jitsu and octagon fight?
Surgery L5-S1.Now pain set in. Now in only a few mins pain is a 9. Large area of back becomes numb as pain increases.From waist to ribs in back.
Back pain: The back pain you are having may be related to some other nerve roots, to the muscles that help strengthen your back, or perhaps some other problem. L5-S1 should not affect numbness to the level of your ribs, that is why a new issue could be happening. It is not likely though. What kind of surgery did you have? How long ago was it? Do you have any treatments for your symptoms? PT? ...Read more
I have a stable L5 s1 grade 2 spondylolisthesis and it is causing me leg and back pain. Should I get a fusion surgery? Or just decompression surgery
Fusion: Decompression alone is unlikely to resolve the issue and is likely to worsen the situation in the long run. Furthermore there are now more options then just posterior fusion, an anterior approach may also be an option but a good surgical opinion or opinions are needed. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What are the possible risks of NOT having surgery when anterior lumbar interbody fusion with posterior fixation is indicated (ALIF L4,L5,S1,fix L5-S1?
Depends: Have you tried nonsurgical options? Surgery is typically indicated if you're having neurologic dysfunction and/or chronic intractable pain from a serious disc herniation and have failed to improve with conservative options. At your age make sure that you've had a couple of opinions and have tried nonsurgical options including physical therapy, medication, and possibly injections ...Read more