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L4 L5 Chronic Pain With Hip Pain
Normal to have chronic pain after suffering t12 compression & L3 burst fracture in 2013 w chronic hip pain upon injury?
Buttock severe pain after 3 dislocations and 2 revisions left hip. Pain getting worse. Dr did aspiration of left hip joint no infection.
See below: If the pain is truely in your buttocks then i wonder if you have sacroiliac joint probelms. See a pain specialist. ...Read more
Chronic SI and hip joint pain with popping/cracking. Normal XRay and MRI. (HO hip dysplasia as infant) Pain is getting worse. What can cause this?
Hip Pain: Hip and SI joint pain have a great deal of overlap. There are many things that can cause these symptoms, such as bone deformities, muscle and ligament injuries, as well as bursal abnormalities. If there is a history of developmental hip problems, further evaluation would be beneficial to make sure there is no lasting effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Herniated discs l4/l5, l5/s1, bilateral sacroillitis x5 years, chronic back pain and worsening leg weakness. Sick of pt, now what?
Sick of PT: Unfortunately, with your issues exercise is an important factor. Swimming is best as it can be low impact while keeping the joints moving. Si joints can be made numb with raiofrequency performed by a qualified pain doc and can last upto a year or more. Herniated discs too can be treated with minimally invasive techniques, esp if they are contained (the outer rim is intact). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had l5-c1 herniated disc yea. Sever gluteal muscle pain 4 weeks ago. Since 4 days i'm having lower back bone pain. Difficulty & Pain urinating. ?
Here are some ...: Go to confirm no UTI, poor bladder emptying, etc. by physical exam + testing UA & residual urine. As to managing the potential consequence from nerve compression affecting bladder nerve, work with Doc so to decide what and how. In the meantime, try to urinate on regular basis + using one of alpha-blockers to help relax bladder opening and prostate urethra. Hopefully, all things in lower spine will ...Read more
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
52 male with constant severe pain bottom right front rib cage. Best treatment for pain relief while actively body building with free weights?
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
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
Chronic sij pain. Becomes displaced often. 2 steroid inj with min brief relief (2wks) now pain seems even worse 8/10 on pain scale constantly.Surgery?
Probably not surgery: Sacroiliac joint pain occurs because the muscles where the spine and pelvis meet are involved in bending, twisting, and lifting. Pain from a sprain or strain may be helped with nonsteroidals or local injections. You may need physical therapy to strengthen and stretch your muscles so there's not so much strain on that joint. Surgery probably won't help your pain and may decrease function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgical site pain 12 days post leep, ranging from dull to severe. Abdominal ache and tenderness, intermittent strong flank pain and headache ?
Chronic pain, stiffness, both feet, big & mid toes. Also chronic knee pain w intermittent grinding. Intermittent grinding right shoulder. Ra?Other?
RA, Osteoarthritis: When you have symptoms on both sides, it can open up the possibility of ra. Joints in RA or any other inflammatory arthritis, usually present with swelling , pain and stiffness. Osteoarthritis is a result of wear on the cartilage in joints. The only way to find out what type is through blood tests and screening techniques to test for rheumatoid factor. ...Read more
4.5 years post l4, l5, s1 fusion. Pain in fusion area with pain radiating down r leg. Also some "tearing" feeling down right butt cheek. Is this ok?
Is this new?: It would help to know if this problem is new or not. It is possible that some problem with a lower level nerve is causing the feeling in your gluteal region. Normally, a fusion prevents this problem, but only for those levels. Could there be a problem below the fusion now? It is a good idea to check if it is new. If this is not new, perhaps some unhealed nerve damage is the cause. ...Read more
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
7y/o boy severe pain in 1thigh, can't bear weight w/o severe pain. No injury, no bruising. Area not tender. Can't lift leg w/o pain. Causes?
Male age 66 with severe curvature lower back scoliosis in constant pain on methadone. The pain is 24/7. Can't walk right. Best rx?
Further testing: Further testing may be needed to determine the specific cause of your pain. We will often use the expertise of an interventional pain specialist to treat the pain. If all else fails, either a spinal reconstruction procedure to correct your curve or doing more of a palliative surgery for your pain such as a spinal cord stimulator are the two choices commonly used. Thank you for your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer