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What is intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy lumbar region?

What is intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy lumbar region?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Spinal Disc (Definition)

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


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Symptoms of Intervertebral disc displacement lumbar w/o myelopathy?

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. ...Read more

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What is intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy cervical region?

What is intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy cervical region?

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. ...Read more

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Can cervical radiculopathy and intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy, cervical region cause bladder problems?"

Can cervical radiculopathy and intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy, cervical region cause bladder problems?"

Yes, it can: Based on the information provided -- intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy in the cervical region can cause bladder dysfunction as the spinal cord is compressed by the disc. ...Read more

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What exactly is a sequestrated lumbar intervertebral disc?

What exactly is a sequestrated lumbar intervertebral disc?

Separated: There are different degrees of herniation. The most severe degree is sequestered. It just means a piece of disc has ruptured through the back wall of the disc into the nerve canal and then migrated away to the extent it is no longer in contact with the disc. ...Read more

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Hello, is there any long term complication for lumbar(l5 s1) discectomy and laminectomy for prolapsed intervertebral disc. Thank you?

Hello, is there any long term complication for lumbar(l5 s1) discectomy and laminectomy for prolapsed intervertebral disc. Thank you?

Pain, instability: Discectomies work well in immediate pain control, but after some time (5-10 years) they may lead to instability and need for segmental fusion. ...Read more

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What is Lumbosacral strain, with disc space narrowing at L4-5 at L4-5 with spondylolysis anterosuperiorly at L4 with lumbar intervertebral disc syndro?

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. ...Read more

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I have lumbosacral spondylosis without myelopathy, spinal stenosis other than cervical, lumbar region with neurogenic claudication and thoracic radiculitis. What should I do?

I have lumbosacral spondylosis without myelopathy, spinal stenosis other than cervical, lumbar region with neurogenic claudication and thoracic radiculitis. What should I do?

Exercizes: There are two therapies for neurogenic claudication. Many patients who religiously perform the daily stretching and back strenghthening exercizes, get relief. For those who don't decompressive surgery can improve quality of life. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is lumbar disk disease with myelopathy considered very serious?

Is lumbar disk disease with myelopathy considered very serious?

It depends on the : Nature and degree of neurologic findings as most disc herniations are treated non operatively with 10% going to surgery with 1% being a true surgical emergency when involving the nerves that control bathroom functions. The risk of spinal cord compression is low as the cord usually ends by L1 level in most adults with most disc herniations occuring at l4-5 & l5-s1. ...Read more

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How serious or dangerous is lumbar disk disease with myelopathy?

Need more info: Lumbar disease usually cannot cause myelopathy. Myelopathy is compression of the spinal cord or an intrinsic brain disease. The spinal cord ends at about L1 (the upper most part of the lumbar spine) in most patients so lumbar disease (meaning the lower back area) doesn't cause spinal cord compression. A more specific question may be more helpful. ...Read more

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How serious is lumbar disk disease if myelopathy?

How serious is lumbar disk disease if myelopathy?

It is rare: In most people, the tip of the spinal cord is at the bottom of l1, the first bone in the lumbar spine, so all lumbar disk herniations miss the spinal cord, even large ones. There are some folks with tethered cords, so the spinal cord is elongated. Since the tether can cause the cord problems, in such cases a large disk herniation could be double jeopardy. This is rare but serious. ...Read more

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How concerning is lumbar disk disease with myelopathy?

Unusual: Most lumbar discs do not cause myelopathy because they occur below the level of the spinal cord. You may have both cervical and lumbar disc disease (or rarely thoracic) This could cause the combination of lumbar disc herniation and myelopathy. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Intervertebral Disc (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Larry Armstrong
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Spinal Cord Disease (Definition)

Spinal cord disease is a condition where the nerves of the spinal cord are injured or infected. This affects their function and causes ...Read more