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Degeneration Of Lumbar Intervertebral Disc
Spinal discs are located between the vertebrae (blocks of bone) of the spine (expect the upper 2). They act like shock absorbers and are also important in allowing our spines to be flexible. They have a tough outer rim made of strong fibers and a fleshier shock-absorbing tissue in the center. These "shocks" can wear out with routine life activities, age and injuries. They can ...Read more
What is Lumbosacral strain, with disc space narrowing at L4-5 at L4-5 with spondylolysis anterosuperiorly at L4 with lumbar intervertebral disc syndro?
Your question: Got cut off, but a strain is a muscular injury, disc space narrowing is a manifestation of degenerative disc disease (analagous to arthritic change), and spondylolysis is a congenital or acquired defect in the lamina, part of the posterior aspect of the vertebra, which can potentially cause pain, instability, and accelerated degenerative arthritis.
I have been diagnosed with intervertebral disc degeneration, I had a bone density scan this morning on my back/hips, what is dr looking for?
Is it common for a 29 yr old to have thoracic spondylosis without myelopathy and degeneration of lumbosacral intervertebral disc issues? Treatment?
Not very common: Not very common in my experience. Any hx. Of trauma? Otherwise, typically conservative tx. PT, etc.
Had neck MRI final result said DEGENERATION OF CERVICAL INTERVERTEBRAL DISC OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYMPTOMS REFERABLE TO LIMBS what does this mean?
Degeneration: Basically mean arthritic changes at the disc space. As for the other part of the statement about musculoskeletal symptoms, I'm not sure what it means in the context of an MRI report. It is referencing symptoms, not MRI findings.
Nonsensical: The spinal cord ends at about l-2, and most common disc issues are present at l4-5, and l-5-s-1. In order for a disc to affect the spinal cord, we are talking about a problem in the lower thoracic spine, or a rather unusual high lumbar disc fragment, perhaps. Myelopathy means involvement of spinal cord, so are we really using the term incorrectly here? Ask your doc about this.
And the question IS?: I'm afraid your question mark should really be a comma if anything. I'm not catching your drift. Are you asking for a list of symptoms associated with IVD disease without myelopathy....or if one could even exist without the other? Perhaps, you're copying something out of a report? Revamp your question and send through again.See 3 more doctor answers
Hello, is there any long term complication for lumbar (l5 s1) discectomy and laminectomy for prolapsed intervertebral disc. Thank you?
Hi Doctor! I am 40 years old. On trying to bend down, it feels like something will "break" in my lower back. MRI 4 months back showed mild-moderate intervertebral disc space loss in lower back. And just last week a few new sysmtoms started. There are some
Follow up: You may have instability in one of your lumbar segments. I would recommend you follow up with your spine doctor. They will probably order X-rays that are taken with you standing and bent over to asses the stability. Sometimes it can be treated with physical therapy and others are better treated with surgical stabilization.
Mr A diagnosis with prolapsed intervertebral disc (ilness) with clinic A, Mr A go to clinic B and been diagnossi with lower back pain (injury) pls hlp?
They are the same.: They are the same thing. Both diagnoses are identical but just expressed in different terms.
I have lowe back pain. X-ray shows lost intervertebral disc space....What is the managment and tretment?
Work Up: The first step is a comprehensive history and physical with correlation of studies and how your life is impacted by back pain or radicular symptoms/sciatica/leg pain. Management and treatment range from the very conservative such as anti-inflammatories and physical therapy to epidurals and other interventions. Surgery is usually a last resort.See 1 more doctor answer
Different kinds: One type that is popular and has a good track record is mckenzie technique named for robin mckenzie, an australian physiotherapist. The theory is to find a lumbar range of motion that is relatively comfortable and train the patient to engage in these exercises. Often for a prolapsed disc, it involves back extension exercises which seeks to "centralize" the pain into the back and out of the leg.
Intervertebral disc: The disc is composed of a central nuclear material composed of proteoglycans and surrounded by layered connective tissue arranged in alternating bias plys known as the anulus fibrosis. The last component are the cartilagenous endplates that are attached to the boney vertebral bodies that are located above and below each disc.
Cushion: Our vertebral column is comprised of vertebrae which are separated by discs which provide a cushioning effect. The disc contains a gelatinous substance surrounded by a fibrous net to contain. Over time, may rupture, dry out, or deteriorate, but may last a lifetime.
What compromises intervertebral disc integrity more- shearing (side to side) forces or vertical pressure?
Both: Both forces can lead to disk problems.
Cord compression due: To disc issue in the neck region usually with degenerative disc disease ; a small spinal canal diameter. Prior history of neck injury can accelerate degenerative changes ; smokers accelerate this rate 4x over a nonsmoker. A herniated large disc can cause a myelopathy which is cord compression but it is most often associated with degeneration leading to a too narrow spinal canal for the cord.
Is it possible to have cervical radiculopathy and intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy cervical region?
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