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Extra Lumbar Vertebra And Pain In My Hip
Chronic hip pain from lower back to butt & on side of hip (esp right side). Also have a L6 vertebrae partially sacrolanized. Help?
Any of the bones that make up the vertebral column. Each vertebra contains an arched, hollow section through which the spinal cord passes. In humans, the vertebrae are divided into cervical, thoracic, and lumbar sections, and the sacrum and coccyx are both made up of a series of fused vertebrae. The vertebrae are separated ...Read more
Yes: While you were developing, you had a congenital difference from your colleagues in the homo sapien world. Though this does not typically lead to issues, the back is a very fickle structure, and occasionally it can lead to back difficulties. This is not always a given though. ...Read more
Lumbar vertebra: Two different problems and not often confused on radiological examination ...Read more
What are the differences between the costal process and the transverse process of a lumbar vertebra?
There are none!: As there are no Costal processes on Lumbar spine. They are present only on Thoracic spine where the Ribs are articulating. Very rarely, in some individuals, the upper Lumbar vertebra (L1) might have a short process, like a small rib; but that is very very rare. ...Read more
Help please? How much force does it take to cause a compression fracture in a healthy lumbar vertebra?
Possible: Local puncture site inflammatory process might induce referral pain to make you feel the pain over hip. ...Read more
8 hours post lumbar block injection. I have had awful left hip pain ever since and hard time walking. Is that normal? What's happening? What do I do?
Not normal.: Call the doctor who performed the injection. ...Read more
Posterior hip pain when seated on hard floor is this more indicative of si jt pain or lumbar referred pain?
It is one variable: Posterior (gluteal) hip pain is most commonly caused by pathology involving the lumbar spine or the sacroiliac joint & less likely caused by an unusual presentation of hip joint pain. This should be differentiated with deep pelvic pathologies which may refer pain to this area. The specific seated posture which aggravates the pain can serve as a clue. The diagnosis has more than one variable. ...Read more
Is it safe to get both Lumbar and L hip MRI at one time. I have been having L hip pain which I think is coming from back.
Yes,: That is perfectly fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
My husband has had hip pain for 2 years he is 23 and has had an MRI and xray which show nothing could it be lumbar spine and what would you suggest?
Could be: Pain in the buttock is often considered "hip" but often reflects a low back problem. If simple measures have failed, seeing a spinal specialist may help him find the source. ...Read more
X-ray revealed moderate upper lumbar scoliosis and osteophytes in lumbar vertebrae. Possible cause of severe low back and hip pain? Treatment options?
Early arthritis: Not sure why a 34yo has these problems. Your description of X-ray sounds like back spasm causing some local splinting and curvature, not classic scoliosis. Osteophytes typically seen in degenerative arthritis. Do you have autoimmune disease? Lupus? Psoriasis? Rheumatoid? ...Read more
I am experiencing leg pain, pain shooting down the leg, knee pain, hip pain, lower leg pain, leg pain with exertion, difficulty walking, leg numbn... had lumbar fusion l4-5 with cushion replaced between disk?
See your doctor: Please see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Cortisone injection: This is a cortisone injection in the spine, into the epidural space, to reduce inflammation and reduce the excitability of the nerves of the spine, to help control pain in the low back that can also radiate down the lower extremity into the buttock and groin and down the leg to the foot sometimes. ...Read more
Different meds: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a muscle relaxant, tramadol is a pain medication, you can take both of these together-you should only take these if your doctor has prescribed them for this pain-if you have these on hand from a different pain or diagnosis you should have your new pain evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
If better, optional: If getting worse, then yesGet a more detailed answer ›
Several possibilitie: In that region, pain can arise from a hip, spine or si joint problem. It can also be a referred pain from your abdominal or pelvic region organs as well. If the pain is getting worse or persisting over time and is bothering you, get evaluated by your doctor to start the appropriate treatment based on a correct diagnosis. ...Read more
I was constipated ans was straing hard after I have extreem lower back and bilateral hip pain lasting over 24 hrs what could this be?
Sometimes exaggerated bowel movement (to push stool out especially when hard) can cause the pain that you have mentioned.
You need to drink plenty of fluids and have lots of fiber in the diet (source of that is vegetable, fruit, and bran)
If the condition persists, please see your doctor for assessment of your condition. ...Read more
I have bilateral hip pain that bothers me when waking and laying on my sides. I had a lower back MRI done but they didn't find anything.
Hip and back pain: Could be either. Please check with your obstetrician. ...Read more
What to do if I have been having hip pain, nausea, dizziness and pain in lower back what could be going on?
See a doctor: Go to your primary provider for a thorough history and examination. You describe many different things, which may or may not be related, but could be serious. See a doctor. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with ddd, I've been having lower back and hip pain w/ pain in the left leg. What can I do for this?
I have had hip pain on the top of the hip and lower back pain. The hip pain has been a pproximately for 8 weeks and the lower back pain just 1 week.?
They may or may not: Be related. Hip issues can refer to back & vice versa or there could be 2 issues separately going on. If it is progressing with no relief from activity modification & use of otc meds if able to utilize then get evaluated by your physician if the symptoms limit your activities or affect your sleep habits. Otherwise, exercise, weight control and not smoking may allow for resolution over time. ...Read more
That is not a usual complaint.
If this continues, I would suggest informing your DR. ...Read more