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Facet Pain From Cycling
Lumbar disc degeneration,facet hypertrophy,3mm spondylolisthesis L5-S1.Severe low back pain, radiates down hips and legs.Benefit from pain mngmt?
Symptom Vs Cause: Sciatica is the symptom of leg pain caused by a disc herniation or narrowing where the nerve exits the spine. A disc herniation is a outpouching of the disc from its normal place into the spinal canal or on the nerve and can be a source of pain in the back or down the leg, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different symptoms: Back pain and sciatica may be related, or can occur independently. Sciatica describes the pain that radiates down the back of the thigh to the leg, most often due to a herniated disc in the low back compressing/irritating a nerve that contributes to the sciatic nerve. There are other causes of sciatica. There are also many different causes of back pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
1 month recovering from microlumbar disectomy, l4/l5, l5/s1. Back pain relieved but numbness/tingling/pressure in right knee persists. Possibilities?
Lower back pain from lifting heavy barbell. Acute lower left back pain. No problems walking, running. Pain bending down. Strain or herniated disc?
Most likely...: Most likely you have lumbar strain but it still could be something else... If the pain gets worse, starts shooting down a leg or doesn't go away, see a healthcare provider. Good luck. ...Read more
Facet joint pain or si joint pain? Pain is located in lower left, 2 inches from spine (l5-s1 area). No reffered pain. 2 somewhat positive facet blocks
Can Be both: However if the facet block gave you 70-100% pain relief, then more likely to be your fact joint. If less than 50% relief, then consider the SI joint as a definite source of your pain. Also if not ruled out already, I often find things like spinal stenosis or herniated discs also have this same pattern of pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herniated L5/S1 w/sciatica. Would microdiscectomy surgery help with SI joint pain or just the sciatica?
Nerve involvement: There's a laundry list of reasons why people experience heel pain. The fact that the pain travels up to your hip leads me to believe there is possible nerve involvement. Being seen by a podiatrist to rule out other causes of heel pain would be a good place to start. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will chronic pain from trochanteric hip bursitis sciatica and a healed sacroilliac fracture prevent me from becoming pregnant for the second time?
Desiccated disks from L2-S1. L5-S1 spondylolysis MODIC I, Pain radiating laterally, not down legs. Pain no longer tolerable, ex ballet. ALIF or PLIF?
Sagittal balance: The SPORT trial (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19487505) demonstrated that patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis associated with spinal stenosis who received surgery (either laminectomy or fusion + laminectomy) showed significant improvement in pain scales. You may benefit from a fusion to correct lumbar lordosis. Would you be able to upload a saggital image of your lumbar spine? ...Read more
Would si join pain cause electral shocks and lighting nerve pain in back or is pirifomis sydrome the more likely cause?I have no slip or bulging disk
Need good exam: Si doesn't cause electrical shocks just dull ache that occasionally radiates to the groin, piriformis syndrome may, but the most common reason is lumbar disk disease. See your physician. ...Read more
L5s1hern&sciatic pain controlled by cord stim.1year later have hip&sharp low back pain getting ip from lying down/sitting.could this be osteoarthritis?
Spinal cord stim for: herniated disc? Make sure you are getting second opinions prior to getting involved procedures. Regarding your current symptoms, your descriptions make it appear to be likely Sacroiliitis. Get evaluated by a Spine Specialist for an examination and treatment. These usually respond very nicely to conservative treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Nerve or Muscle: This could be referred pain from a nerve that is irritated in your back. It also could be pain from hip bursitis or another condition called iliotibial band syndrome. If you symptoms have not improved over a few weeks, then go discuss with your Doc. A course of physical therapy may help. ...Read more
Low back pain: Yes. Acupuncture reduces inflammation through the release of endorphins and increases microcirculation to improve joint mobility and reduce muscle stiffness. Acupuncture stimulates the release of serotonin and noradrenaline too. Eastern medicine may provide another alternative for pain relief. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It is possible: Sometimes pain is pain and difficult for a patient to distinguish what precisely is responsible for the discomfort. ...Read more
Groin pull: There are a number of causes of this pain. It could be from a strain on your aductor muscles in your leg. Particularly the aductor magnus or the gracilis muscles. These muscles attach in the area of your pelvic bone. Try crossing your legs and see if you have the pain? Also does it hurt over your pubic bone? Does it hurt when you walk. And it could be from your lumbar disc disease? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: Severe leg pain can be caused by many things. Think about what's in there-blood vessels (disease can cause pain), muscles (rarely if ever a primary cause of pain), tendons and ligaments (can be torn in accident), joints (hip and knee can both cause pain), and nerves. In addition, damage to various structures in the back can cause leg pain. To find out, see doctor and get mri. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Generally: Speaking its discussing the wear and tear of the cartilage on the patella/kneecap. Grade 4 is significant wear and tear, suggesting that there could be bone on bone issues. Most people with this may need surgery to correct this. You could consider stem cell therapy as an option for relief. Check out Regenexx.Com ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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