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L5 Nerve Pain
Increasing numbness limbs constant pain and spasms in lower & upper back & down left leg, MRI lumbar showed bulge disk L4 l5, rotatory scoliosis causes
Nonspecific: Believe it or not, scoliosis does not cause pain for most patients - unless the scoliosis is very severe. Similarly, a disk bulge is often of no consequence, and is simply a normal finding as we age. See a physician (consider seeing a neurologist since you have numbness) for further evaluation. ...Read more
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
What are cures for chronic nerve pain caused by back surgery scar tissue pressing on the nerves.L4, l5, l5, s1?
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
1 month recovering from microlumbar disectomy, l4/l5, l5/s1. Back pain relieved but numbness/tingling/pressure in right knee persists. Possibilities?
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
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
In Brief...: L5 supplies the muscles that raise the big toe and foot & provides sensation to the top of the foot. S1 supplies the large calf muscles (those that "push") and provides both sensation to the outside of the foot and innervation for the "ankle jerk.". ...Read more
Experiencing pain and tingling in left leg/foot. MRI shows herniated disc L4 L5 with L5 nerve impingement but EMG was normal. Get a 2nd EMG?
Physical therapy: In a case where there are symptoms of nerve impingement, and some tests show it (MRI) and others don't (EMG), this may reflect the positional and postural nature of the way our spinal cord and nerve roots move in our body. Rather than get more testing, consider physical therapy. If several weeks of PT had no benefit, then follow-up in person with a neurologist, physiatrist, or neurosurgeon. ...Read more
Pinched nerves in neck from bulges at C5-C6 and C6-C7 via neck MRI, shoulder pain. Related? 6 MM slip at L5-S1 with pars defect and leg pain. Related?
..Spine Specialist: 47 y/o Male w Pinched nerves in neck from bulges at C5-C6 and C6-C7 via neck MRI, shoulder pain. Related 6MM slipp at L5-S1 with pars defect and leg pain. Related? Thanks. Yes related called Degenerative Joint/ Disc disease. The Doctor who ordered the studies know what he/she is looking for Have him/her provide treatment guidance or see Spine Specialist. Thereafter mind Diet/ Exercise/ Lifestyle ...Read more
Testicle pain 5 yrs. Maybe pudendal entrap but 1of3 blocks helped. Penineal branch& genitofemoral cut. Now sciatica. L5s1 discectomy no help. Related?
Thoracic t5t6 herniation can the nerve cose me to have left shoulder pain rib pain and mussel pain .?
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
What relief/treatment is there after severe nerve damage - resulted in constant excruciating anal nerve pain, pain block not helping, bladder affected?
Mri :lumbar radiculopathy l4-5, s1, edematous sciatic nerve. Severe leg pain. Epidurals not helping. Do i f?
Surgery: If you have completed a proper work-up and have failed a reasonable period of conservative care ( at least 6-8 weeks ) and you are in significant pain that prevents you from doing your normal activities, then surgery is an option to discuss with your doctor. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
severe lower back pain, reduced spinal flexibility,MRI : L4-L5 & L5-S1 herniated & bulge, lumbar straightened , internal lump lower back ?
Unsure therapy: With low back pain, there are a number of options depending on historical aspects. Unclear on "lumbar straightened" or the internal lump finding. Suggest strongly that you see the physician who ordered these imaging tests to create a care plan to address. Recent studies have suggested physical treatments like yoga or pilates are helpful more than use of drugs like opioids. ...Read more
Mri shows foraminal stenosis l5-s1, l4-5, l3-4 and extrusion nearly abuts the descending bilateral s1 nerve roots. L leg is numb & painful. Surgery?
Would Need More Info: In general, i would need more symptoms, but what you are describing with your symptoms and the results of the mri, i would first recommend physical therapy and epidural before considering surgery. Really depends on your examination and whether there is any weakness. I would check with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers