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L4 And L5 Pain
Is mild disiccation and mild bulg at l4 l5 painful and mild bilateral l3 l4 and l4 l5 neural formaminal stenosis painful and what is treatment ?
No. yes maybe: The dessication and mild bulge are quite common and rarely cause symptoms. The foraminal stenosis is of more concern. This will cause pain if the stenosis is tight enough. ...Read more
Generally No: Ovarian nerve supply that relays pain is through the sympathetic nervous system between t11, t12 and L1 levels. This is obviously above the L4 and L5 levels you stated, however pelvic pain could still be related to non-ovarian causes and if you had significant pathology at l4/l5 it could be a source of this pain. I would see a pain/spine specialist to see what options you may have for treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My l4 l5 discs have small bulge without significant compression. L5 S1 has reduced disc space and bilateral sacrelization of L5. What should I do?
Nothing: Research has shown that the findings on imaging studies do not correlate all the time with patient symptoms. If you have no problems then don't worry about it. If you have back pain, it is more likely to be associated with muscle strain than the bulging disc. Sacralization is common on of no real signficance. ...Read more
5 mm anterolisthesis of L5 on s1, discogenic disease at l4-l5 and l5-s1, arthritic changes of the facets joints at l4l5, l5-s1, mild flattening L4 l2?
Degenerative Disease: What you are describing are arthritic changes in the lumbar spine, what question are you asking, as I am unclear as to what you want to ask! ...Read more
I have a bilateral L5 pars defects and grade 1anterolisthesis of L5 relative to L4 and S1 I've been having back pain and hip and leg pain what is the options í have and will surgery fix my pain ?
A spondylolisthesi-: -is, usually causes mainly back pain. L5 on S1 may cause some hip pain. But in young people+/-20, it is usually back pain. In older it may also cause spinal stenosis which is may B leg & back pain. The spine surgeons object is 2 relieve your pain. My wife at 66yrs had a fusion L4-S1, & has never looked back. Exercises @ a gym, ,no pain. Not all R success stories. Listen 2 adverse effects. Goodluk ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Upper Sore spinal and back pain around L3 or L4 since lumbar discectomy ops for l5.s1 9 wks back.no fever or redness on wound.pain radiates to front ?
Spinal surgery: Go back and see the surgeon who operated on you and be reassessed. There are many reasons why this may be going on. ...Read more
I have herniated disc on L4 L5 and buldge on L5 s1. Before pain in flexion now more on extension. Y? Any sugstn?Mri done
Many treatments: Start with physical therapy and core conditioning. At some point an epidural steroid injection might be helpful. If all else fails and your symptoms impact your activities of daily living, surgery can be curative. I would suggest seeing a spine surgeon with expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery if it comes to that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can 1.6 mm anterolisthesis L5 on S1 is seen with L5-S1 disc degeneration and chronic bilateral L5 pars
fractures cause abs pain below bullybutton but across entire lower abdomen? Thanks for your help!
The area of the abdomen is supplied from the thoracic spine, not L5S1, per below.
On the other hand, there could strain and changes through the fascial system that could give abdominal discomfort. ...Read more
Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
5 weeks post partum , c section, dull pain in lower right abdomen. No other symptoms besides periodic incision swelling and pain. Appendix perhaps ?
Maybe: Though suspect post-op symptoms. That being said if pain worsens, continues or is associate with other worrisome signs then best to be evaluated. Only way to know for sure is an exam and possible ct. ...Read more
See your doctor: The doctor who ordered the scan which showed the disc herniations should be able to give advice regarding the next steps. Any numbness or weakness associated with the sciatica should be worked up by a neurosurgeon, who may recommend conservative management including injections, endoscopic or minimally invasive discectomy, laminectomy etc depending on the findings. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Now: No reason i can think of to wait. ...Read more
Can L4 & L5 problems and spinal stenosis cause pelvic pain (post-menopausal) specifically ovary pain (post partial hysterectomy)?
Possible: These conditions may cause pain to be felt or radiated to this area. See a pain specialist. ...Read more
I suffer from a congenital fusion of L3 L4 anteriorly & partial fusion with bony sclerosis in L4 L5 & mild retrograde listhesis of L5 s1 also...
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What do you mean?: Are you trying to gauge the force of straining at stool? Or, how can we help you? ...Read more