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Can L4 5 Or L5 S1 Cause Pain Down My Right Leg
Sciatica: Staying active without overdoing. Stretching exercises as tolerated. Non-steroidal antiinflammatories - naproxen, ibuprofen, etc. Comfortable mattress, preferably memory foam, orthopedic one. If not better in 1-2 weeks, see doc. May need stronger pain killers for a short while. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Mri shows foraminal stenosis l5-s1, l4-5, l3-4 and extrusion nearly abuts the descending bilateral s1 nerve roots. L leg is numb & painful. Surgery?
Would Need More Info: In general, i would need more symptoms, but what you are describing with your symptoms and the results of the mri, i would first recommend physical therapy and epidural before considering surgery. Really depends on your examination and whether there is any weakness. I would check with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 -- esp.@ 23Y.O. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
X-ray says: grade 1 anterolisthesis of L4 on L5 (6mm) mild disc height loss @ l3-4, l4-5, l5-s1. Feel asymmetric pain: upper r calf/l sole. Related?
Yes: This is also called degenerative spondylo and is dueit to degenaration of the facet joints.It also produces some degree of spinal stenosisand some impigment of the nerve roots and hence some radiculopathy that can give you the symptoms you are expiriencing now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 yrs post L4-5 & L5-S1 laminectomy,facetectomy,postlateral arthrodesus & pedicule screw. Still have numbness L outer calf & foot. Will it improve?
Numbness after surge: Very unlikely to improve. Its already been 2 years. ...Read more
Grade 2 anterolisthesis L5 on s1 with severe loss of disk height. Moderate loss of disk height at l3-4 and l4-5. Pars defect at l5. Right leg goes numb after standing still for 5 min or more. Surgery?
Spinal pain: It certainly time to consider advanced treatments, diagnosis, and possibly surgery. You have a bad spine with multiple pathologies. It's important to figure out if you have active ongoing nerve damage. An EMG will give you the information that you need. If you don't have active nerve damage try everything else (injections, decompression, chiro, pt) before surgery as many can avoid surgery. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Can moderate central canal stenosis throughout the lumbar spine, moderate degrees of neural foram, stenosis at l4-5,l5-s1 cause gastroparesis please H?
Not likely: Lumbar spinal stenosis can give rise to a condition called cauda equina syndrome. CES can give rise to bowel dysfunction but generally in the form of incontinence or constipation. This is a lower bowel problem and not a generalized condition such as gastroparesis (a condition that reduces the ability of the stomach to empty its contents). I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can neural foraminal , and lumbar spinal stenosis, with ddd at l5-s1. And the stenosis is at l4-5,l5-s1, cause HIGH abn on CBC for WBC mono lymph gran?
Ummm....: Let me see if I can translate your post into English: You have bony and disc abnormalities in your lumbar spine and also some hematological abnormalities. Is that the correct rendering? The two have nothing to do with each other. Did you ask the question of your doctor? (I recommend that in future you have a native speaker of English check your question before you post it.) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arthritic joint: Arthropathy describes an arthritic joint. Based upon your description, you likely have a radiology report that is describing your facet (or zygopophyseal) joints. These are the joints in the back of the spine (behind the disc and spinal canal). There are two at each spinal level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer