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L5 L6 Vertebrae
Looks like sacrum : A transitional L5 vertebrae is a fairly common finding when reviewing lumbar spine x-rays. It basically means that your L5 vertebrae has characteristics of s1( or the sacrum). Sometimes referred to as a "sacralized l5"... Nothing to be worried about...! ...Read more
This is very vague: As to what you mean. If this is a condition called a pars fracture or spondylolysis this is typically from a congenital defect that will manifest itself in childhood but may not become symptomatic at all or at some point later in life. These typically do not heal but can be managed non op 90% of the time. If there is a compression or vertebral body fracture, they heal in about 3 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can the inflammation of the L5 vertebrae cause lower abdoml pain that radiates to the lower back.All tests are normal and this pain seems a mystery?
See the Spinal surg-: Eon who has treated you, as he would have options to help you, as he knows you, has treated you, knows the local condition of your back, etc and whatever previous treatments were used. Spinal fusion or a redo fusion might be an option. Check with him/her. Good luck. ...Read more
Disc herniating: Sounds like possible limbus vertebra at 5th lumbar vertebra at lower back. Limbus vertebra is defect in the anterior margin of the vertebral body where disc material herniates. Sometimes but less often posterior in location. Anterior herniation usually asymptomatic but posterior herniation can be symptomatic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi , am a Meningomyelocele pt had my syrgery done when i was 3yrs now i m 27 and planning to marry my question is can i have kids ? L4-L5 vertebrae
I have done physical Theropy and Cyropractics for my levoscoliosis and missing L5 vertebrae and I'm still in pain. What should I look at for medical treatments?
An evaluation: It is time to see a Physician, either a primary care or a specialist in back problems. There are many good treatments depending on the exact source of your pain and symptoms. ...Read more
I have a cob angle of 26 degrees with a slight rotation in my spine w my levoscoliosis. Would me also missing my L5 vertebrae make my pain worse and effect my scoliosis?
Seek consultation: Pain with scoliosis may have many etiologies, bone, nerve or muscle, in the adult. Consultation with orthopedic doctror and physical therapist may help. In general non surgical attempts at improving pain should be considered before surgery. The absence of vertebra is usually not likely to increase pain unless causes increase in deformity. ...Read more
My 13-year-old son has spondylolysis with minimum spondylolisthesis of the L5 vertebrae. Is this serious?
How do I find out and who can tell definitively if my L5 is sacralized or have transitional vertebrae? X ray? Pcp?
Is it likely the fusion of my L345 vertebrae with rods, screws, and a cage 14 yrs ago has led to the L5 S1 collapse and bulging?
L5/S1 s/p fusion:
There is a syndrome called adjacent level disease. That after instrumentation the segment below above can develop disease. see below F/u/ w/ orthopedics or neurosurgery
http://surgicalneurologyint.com/surgicalint-articles/adjacent-level-disease-following-lumbar-spine-surgery-a-review/ ...Read more
Transitional anatomy: There are typically 5 vertebrae that make up the lumbar spine, but there are variants with 4 or 6 segments that naturally occur. With l5/s1 above the crests, it is most often with a true sacralized L5 segment with the lowest moving disc being l4/5..... ...Read more
Bulging of the L4-5 disc is noted.seen. Unilateral sacralization left aspect of L5 vertebrae is noted. meaning ?
Spine changes: A L4/L5 disc bulge means the spinal disc has abnormally expanded from its regular boarders. The size of the displacement and how it displaced is important. A sacralization of L5 means that the last bone in the lumbar spine (last bone in the lower back , but above the pelvis) is partial like a pelvic bone. ...Read more
What is the normal range of motion for the lumbar spinal vertebrae? (e.G. Can everyone'e l5-l1 pivot?)
Lumbar rom: Check out google search article bible, j et al. Normal functional range of motion of the lumbar spine during 15 activities of daily living. Journal of spinal disorders and techniques. April 2010 vol 23 issue pp 106-112. Objective answer to your question. ...Read more
Can the steroid in a L5 s1 injection spread into the psoas muscle which attaches to the last 4 vertebrae causing it to shrink?
Can training of soft tissue like ballet cause the L5 s1 vertebrae to be anatomically higher than the iliac crest? Due to hypertrophied lm muscles?
No: That cannot anatomically happen. There could be structural differences that you may have (congenital issues), but what you described cannot happen. ...Read more
My son fractured L1 & L5 vertebrae and is experiencing upper body tremors. We have had head, neck, and back MRI to rule out other injuries.
Upper Body Tremors: Hello. No previous history prior to fractures of upper body tremors? What did his MRIs show specifically of his neck? Did he have one of his thoracic spine? Do tremors involve arms AND chest (torso)? Is this the 1st time he has taken Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)? Tremor can be seen with Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) but it is RARE. Tremors usually occur with overdose of Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl). Is he taking any narcotics too for pain control? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I reduce pain in leg, calf and foot due to osteoarthritis in l2, l3, L4 and L5 vertebrae ?
See: A spine surgeon or pain specialist.Get a more detailed answer ›
'wedging of L2 to L5 vertebral body noted. Osteoporosis noted involving lumber vertebral bodies.' what does this mean? This is result noted in x-ray.
Incorrect diagnosis: Osteoporosis can not be diagnosed on an xray. Unless: you have a low-energy fracture (utilizing who definition). However, this requires clinical history. Bone "density" is affected by xray technique and body mass. So do not lend much credence to the diagnosis. Wedging possibly scheuermann's disease vs. Osteomalacia from prednisone/uc/malabsorption. Dexa best test for bone density. Endocrine eval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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