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L4 L5 S1 Pain
Arthroscopic knee symptoms to remove 2 loose bodies w/ minor chondroplasty. Weight-bearing postop & 50cc blood removed bc of swelling, but painful now. Why?
See below: It is not unusual to have pain after this type of procedure. Progressively it should be getting better. You're weight-bearing orders are as instructed by your orthopedic surgeon who at the time did your operation in particular your chondroplasty will give you those weight-bearing instructions . Physical therapy as an outpatient basis to improve strength flexibility and range of motion while you're limiting your weight-bearing is recommended. Follow up and follow your orthopedic surgeons treatment guidelines good luck thank you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
1 month recovering from microlumbar disectomy, l4/l5, l5/s1. Back pain relieved but numbness/tingling/pressure in right knee persists. Possibilities?
I have a grade 1 spondylolisthesis l4/l5/s1 with stenosis. My pain would be described as burning and a feeling of heaviness in my lower back . ?
Common: Spondylolisthesis commonly causes back pain. Lumbar stenosis commonly causes leg pain, numbness especially with extended activity. Weight control and core muscle exercises are a first step. If these don't help, consultation with a neurosurgeon or orthopedic spine surgeon would be a reasonable next step. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
X-ray says: grade 1 anterolisthesis of L4 on L5 (6mm) mild disc height loss @ l3-4, l4-5, l5-s1. Feel asymmetric pain: upper r calf/l sole. Related?
Yes: This is also called degenerative spondylo and is dueit to degenaration of the facet joints.It also produces some degree of spinal stenosisand some impigment of the nerve roots and hence some radiculopathy that can give you the symptoms you are expiriencing now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
22yo, bulged l4-l5, l5-s1 causing leg pain, had 2 epidurals. What are my options now ? Affects my sports and irritates me in footy season.
Had back surgery in2010 L4 L5 S1 still having severe pain radiating down my leg causing toe tingling. Injections or therapy hasn't worked. ?
Had L4, L5- S1 hemilaminectomy 5/14. Pain 10x worse after, on narcs. Full spine MRI cuz arms numb,. Dr says no pain. Suffering but he stops narcs why?
Pain where: where is your pain before and after?its hard to know what tour doctor is thinking he may only prescribe post op pain meds for 6 weeks and doesnt prescribe chronic pain meds many surgeons practice this way long to, prevent addiction and pain behaviorsd ecision endpoint is time not percieved pain level as you can ask for a pain referral new leg pain needs a new work up . Sorry its not going well ...Read more
Entrap roots : Possibly roots can be trapped or spinal space can be stenosed ...Read more
Can you tell me what is degeneration and massive central herniation of the l4-l5 and l5-s1 discs?
Yes this is when a : When a disc ages, it degenerates & when it does it is more susceptible to herniate. If a smoker, the disc wears out 4x faster & smokers have a 2x higher rate of herniations compared to non smokers . Size of a disc herniation usually does not matter in terms of symptoms but they tend to get better quicker & without surgery as they most likely provoke a large inflammatory or healing response! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean that I have a large central annular tear w/out focal disc hern in l4-l5&a small cen annular tear in l5-s1 w/out focal disc hern?
Finally did Transforaminal Root Block for my back L4,L5/ L5,S1 today. Dr said I'll feel better & pain will fade away soon. Is this permanent? Really??
It can: There are no guarantees but it is worth a try. You always need full disclosure. You need to get it. ...Read more
Always have pain : Try pain mangement spinal injections before surgery. High risk scar tissue formation. ...Read more
Is it really rare for l5-s1 bulging disc / minor herniation to slip back to its place compared to l4-l5?
First, discs don't : "Slip" back into place but the majority resolve just fine over time 90% without any surgery. If one were to do a follow up MRI from the first one over a 6 month period, 60+% chance of noting the disc resorted or shrink in size . Also, disc bulges are normal findings on imaging studies of the spine and even significant disc herniations can get better without surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer