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Can You Tell Me What Is Mild Grade 1 Spondylolisthesis
Slight slip: Grade i spondylolisthesis is slippage of up to 25% of one vertebral body with regards to the adjacent one. A mild grade i slip would suggest that the displacement is on the lower side of the range. However, it is more of a descriptive term and does not specifically mean a particular percentage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mild scoliosis; grade 1 spondylolisthesis l5-s1; l4-5 prom l paracentral disc extrusion; mild ligamentous & facet hypertrophy. Treatments?
I have 1. Grade 2 spondylolisthesis of L5 over l1. 2. Mild unequal leg length 3. Deviation of nose and have a bit of facial asymmetry. Would these be interrelated? Would this cause muscle pain in luq?
Probably not: Mild leg length inequality, deviated nasal septum and facial assymetry are very common. So, those traits are difficult to associate with gr ii listhesis, which is not very common in a young person like yourself. Anterior abdominal pain is unlikely to be related to it either. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on symptoms: If these are findings on your MRI hopefully the doctor who ordered it has shown you the pictures and discussed how it could relate to your problems. If not, get a better doctor. The annular tear is a fissure in the outside of the disc. Spondylolisthesis is when 1 vertebrae slips forward or backward on another. Google both terms and you'll get a lot of info. ...Read more
Brace: Spondylolisthesis is the slipping of one vertebra over another. The symptoms and degree of slippage is usually what determines the treatment. If a grade 1-2 and no symptoms one does not need to treta it much but if with pain then bracing for a while and gradual physical therapy to strengthen the spinal muscles may be needed. In more advanced degrees surgery (spinal fusion) may be needed, ...Read more
I have bilateral degenerative changes at l5-s1 level w/a grade 1-2 spondylolisthesis found 9/2012 has become worse will i end up needing surgery?
Spine Surgery: Spine surgery is reserved for individuals that have unrelenting pain that has failed conservative care or who have a progressive neurologic condition due to the spinal changes. Many individuals with your radiographic finding are pain free. If worsening would followup with your doctor or see a surgical or nonsurgical spine specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Grade2 Spondylolisthesis of L5/S1.
Can this get worse and become grade 3 or can it get better to Grade 1 with exercise?
How to relieve pain? Thanks
Conservative rx: Spondylolysis break in posterior element,pars, of vertebrae. Bilateral frxs can result in listhesis, of vertebra forward. Gr1&2 slip mild usually do not cause serious symptoms. Idiopathic, traumatic, dysplastic formsFurther degree of slip can cause pain and neurologic sxs from compression on nerves. Conservative therapy for mild forms without surgery usual rx.Rest and strengthening core muscles. ...Read more
I have a grade 1 spondylolisthesis l4/l5/s1 with stenosis. My pain would be described as burning and a feeling of heaviness in my lower back . ?
Common: Spondylolisthesis commonly causes back pain. Lumbar stenosis commonly causes leg pain, numbness especially with extended activity. Weight control and core muscle exercises are a first step. If these don't help, consultation with a neurosurgeon or orthopedic spine surgeon would be a reasonable next step. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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