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L4 L5 Chronic Pain With Hip Pain
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 more
Would pinch nerve at l4-l5 cause hip pain/popping or would it be a pinch nerve at l5-s1? Or can it be either?
I was rearended in accident 1 year ago, MRI showed L4 L5 s1 slip disc, since then I have back lower, hip pain, having bowel accidents more often daily?
See Pain Doctor: You need a thorough workup. If you are having bowel incontinence you should probably get an EMG and consider seeing a surgeon. Check out paindoctor. Com for good doc near you. ...Read more
Possible: Facet joints can have referred patterns of pain that radiate into different parts of the back and legs. It could be that stretching out the joint capsule could cause this issue. It should resolve as the cortisone takes affect and any fluid in the joint is absorbed by the body. ...Read more
See a Specialist: Back issues like slip disc are very serious and you should follow all the instructions given to you by your specialist. Physiotherapy is the way to go if your specialist agrees to strengthen and protect your back. ...Read more
I am in chronic pain since last 2 years due to slip disc at L5-S1 & L4-L5. Had many medimedications and physiotherapy but to no use and problem still?
Normal to have chronic pain after suffering t12 compression & L3 burst fracture in 2013 w chronic hip pain upon injury?
Chronic pain in shoulders, neck, back, and arms after cervical fusion july 2013. Also have redness and swelling in knees and hip pain. Poss ra? Fibro?
It is possible: For the diagnosis of r a some special blood test must be done. ...Read more
After my last deployment; I came home with chronic lower back pain. The pain has now progressed to my hips and down my legs. I have been told I have spinalbifia, and recently a old fracture was found in my spine around my l3, l4, L5 area while doing xrays
This could be a. ..: You may be describing a spondylolysis (a type of stress fracture or defect) which can lead to chronic lower back pain that can produce pain into the legs & has a higher association with the presence of a spinal bifida occulta. Treatment is aggressive exercise: core strenghtening & flexibility as well as cardiovascular routines along with use of medication with activity modification. ...Read more
What is alternative conservative treatment instead of a rizotomy? Cronic pain sufferer from degeneration in l4/l5
See below!: Massage therapy, physical therapy, accupuncture, and chiropracty as well as antiinflammatories and muscle relaxants all might help. Assuming those have failed, a tens unit (external electric stimulation) or an epidural steroid injection would be other options, as would a topically applied medication such as the Lidocaine patch. Good luck! ...Read more
If you have a herniated disk in the L4-L5 region, can it cause you to feel tightness in the hips? I have a that, but want to know if this is a symptom
L4-5: Disc symptoms can vary. Tightness in the hips can indeed occur as a symptom. ...Read more
Grade2 Spondylolisthesis of L5/S1. Circumferential disc buldge & minimal narrowing of neural formina. Disc buldge impinges S1. Can this cause hip pain?
Have pain in left groin &hip aggravated by sitting. Have spinal stenosis severe in L4'L5. Started 20 days ago after long car ride. Can back cause?
Yes: Yes sitting long periods of time can inflame a lumbar region that as severe spinal stenosis. The pain in your hip and groin can be from aggravated nerve roots. You can try McKenzie Back exercises. If it doesn't resolve, then seek medical evaluation. Back pain that causes numbness around rectum, foot immobility or bladder incontinence needs immediate attention. ...Read more
Had disc surgery on L4-L5 about 2 years ago. Having pain in right hip and inside my penis (the shaft). Back hurts too. Could they be connected?
Yes. See your: Treating physician. Nerves to penis come from S2, (racepinephrine)3, 4, but could be involved from your prior history. Go get checked out. ...Read more
Had a lamenectomy (sp?) 9/17/12. In l5. No more nerve pain but moderate pain in lower back and hip. Could the hip pain be related to back pain?
Is it a bad idea to continue to play wheelchair basketball with a herniated disc? It's in my L4-L5 region. I do have some pain in my back and hips.
Wheelchair: Basketball can be very tough on the back. I would make sure I ran this by a supervising physiotherapist who is familiar with your medical conditions. ...Read more
I have numness in left leg, some kind of sensation in both knees and left hip has little pain anb iirritation. My L4 L5 disc are slipped. What to do?
Start with NSAIDS: And gradually increase your activity. Core back exercises can help as well as warm compress form spasm of the muscles. If it is not improving over a few weeks seek the care of your doctor. ...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 more
I had an xray showed I have spondilitis grade 1 in L4 and l5. How do you treat this kind of lower back pain which sometimes the pain goes to both hip?
Staying active without overdoing. Stretching exercises as tolerated. Non-steroidal antiinflammatories - naproxen, ibuprofen, etc.
Comfortable mattress, preferably memory foam, orthopedic one. If not better in 1-2 weeks, see doc. May need stronger pain killers for a short while. ...Read more
What level of pain should be expected two weeks post op from an L4-L5 fusion with a cage and screws and a bone graft from my hip.
Varies: Unfortunately there is not one correct answer. In other words, some patients will have very little or even no pain, whereas other patients will continue to have severe pain. Also unfortunately, a bone graft from the hip is a well known cause of postop pain which can be persistent. If your pain is really severe, you should of course see your surgeon and have x-rays and an examination. ...Read more
When evaluating lower back pain, can radicular pain on left affect right butt, hip & hamstring when there is a problem with L4, L5 and sacrum?
Left Radicular Pain: Left side radicular symptoms won't cause right side symptoms. Radicular implies that specific nerves are involved (example: left L5 and S1 radicular symptoms can cause side of the left leg and back of left leg pain-sometimes all the way into the left foot.). You have the same set of nerves on the opposite (right) side which could cause the same symptoms-depends on what that path is at L4/5 & L5/S1 ...Read more
Low back and extrem hip pain after laminectomy L4/5 two month ago Now Bilateral facet fractures found. Neurosurgeon want to fuse now. Is he correct?
I will: Defer on answering and hope a neurosurgeon comments on this. If you don't have any luck on HealthTap getting this answered, please seek another opinion by a new surgeon. This is acceptable and appropriate if you have any concerns. Best of luck to you! ...Read more
I have moderately severe l5-s1 L4 disk degeneration. Mild disk bulge. Mild bilateral posterior facet and mild bilateral stenosis per MRI and hips hurt?
4mm kidney stone xray showed it at L4. I've had a lot more pain & haematuria & now buttock/hip pain. Does that indicate the stone has moved to bladder?
Moved somewhat: It is known that these stones will hurt when they move. Bleeding will also occur. Can't always tell where it is by the pain. The closer to the bladder, the more likely you will feel it in the groin area or back. The best way to know where it is, is with an X-ray. Hope it passes quickly ...Read more
I have experienced severe right leg pain. Almost and electrical sensation I have lower l4, L5 deteriotion and I get spinal injection. But this time it has not helped the pain in my right from the hip to my foot when the pain hits the hardest I sweat prof
Back and leg pain can be caused by disks, stenosis, slipping of the spine (spondylolithesis), foraminal stenosis, spine fractures, etc.
Most likely your right leg pain is from herniated l4-5 disk. Patients with disk herniations may benefit from giving time for the pain to settle, physical therapy, steroid injections and surgery. If the disk herniation did not respond to steroid injection then you should see a spine surgeon to discuss surgical options. There has been many advances in spine surgery and I would recommend looking into endoscopic spine surgery. Please see my health guide on lumbar disk herniations and sciatica.
Maximum Ibuprofen dose varies on your weight and medical conditions I recommend discussing this with your doctor.
Good luck! ...Read more
Curious. If an rfa doesn't help leg butt si joint and hip pain, what would be next? Have ddd, hern. [email protected]/s1, si it dynsfcn, sciatia.
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