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L5 Pars Defect
Spondylolysis is a defect of a vertebra. More specifically it is defined as a defect in the pars interarticularis of the vertebral arch. The great majority of cases occur in the lowest of the lumbar vertebrae (l5), but spondylolysis may also occur in the other lumbar vertebrae, as well as in the thoracic vertebrae. Spondylolysis occurs in three to six ...Read more
MRA report. Nonvisualization right A1 &P1 segment. Rt anterior cerebral artery. Congenital or acquired occlusion. What does this mean ?
MRA report: The correct thing to do is to ask the physician who ordered the test to explain the findings to you ...Read more
MVP: Marfan's syndrome is a genetic connective tissue disorder. People with marfan's are unusually tall, with long limbs, long thin fingers. The most serious complications are defects of the heart valves (like mitral valve prolapse) and aorta (aneurysms-dilation). Aortic root measurements greater than 1 1/2 times normal are worrisome (average 4cm or greater). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
X-ray results showed- advanced L5-S1 degenerative disc disease, moderate facet in lower lumbar spine, L5-S1 4mm retrolistnesis and moderate sclerosis ?
Worn down: L5-S1 is the lowest motion segment in the spine. The MRI shows that level has become "worn down" leading to degeneration of the disc and the facet joints, sclerosis, and a slight slippage (retro listless) of one vertebrae on the other. Don't hesitate to be seen. Many good treatment options available. ...Read more
20 yo f. Pars defect @ L5 and facet arthritis in l2-l5. Chronic since March. PT, and injections help very little. Bracing doesnt help either. Options?
L3-l5 no disk disease, minor degenerative facet change, no impingement. L5-s1 no disk disease, bilateral degenerative facet change no impingement. Mean?
Back pain: You are describing low back arthritis in terms of an MRI of the lumbar spine. Low back pain can be generated from degenerated or torn discs, nerve impingement from herniated discs, and inflammed or degenerated joints (facet) that connect one segment of the spine with an adjacent segment. Reducing or eliminating low back pain involves physical therapy, injections, and possibly surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does this mean? L-5 s-1 there is central disc protrusion which contacts the thecal sac and bilateral facet degenerative change thickening flavum
Disc & Facet Issues: Looks like by the verbage you gave, your MRI suggests that you have disc herniation at L5/S1. "Central" just means in the middle of the spinal canal,"bilateral facet degenerative change thickening flavum" suggests arthritis of the facet joint and the ligament that protects the spine is thickened due to that arthritis. Protrusion is just another name for a herniation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Rare defect: Absent pulmonary valve syndrome is a rare congenital heart defect. Some of the features are similar to tetralogy of fallot. An important difference in most babies with absent pulmonary valve syndrome is that the pulmonary arteries are very large, and often associated with problems with the airways. Surgery is required to repair the problems in the heart and repair the pulmonary arteries. ...Read more
Post fusion 2009: now l4-5 right facet joint arthrosis, severe neural foriminal stenosis with some compression. Surgery needed?
Emg & ncv2 unit test result:sensory polyneuropathy & possible bilateral c8, t1, l4& L5 rediculopathy.What does that mean? Not alcoholic nor diabtc & hiv
35 F. rare bite cells & hypocellular marrow 15-20%. mild polychromasia & high retic. Trigeminal neuralgia & atypical hemangioma in c4 vert. Related?
I had a L4-L5 left hemilaminectomy. 6 mo post-op MRI "Residual or recurrent moderate focal L subarticular protrusion-extrusion". Have L-radiculopathy.
Mri- c5-6 there is apparent central bony bar abutting the ventral cervical cord. What does this mean?
May mean nothing : The bar is a bone spur. Caused by disc degeneration at that level. It is a common finding and may not mean anything clinically. The important question is whether or not there is actual spinal cord compression. Per your question, it sounds as if the spinal canal is narrowed a bit (stenosis), but there is not any spinal cord compression. Frequently, pt and traction can be of benefit. ...Read more
EKG sinus rhythm rapid, prem ventri complexes, doubles of prem ventri complexes, doubles of aberrantly conducted complexes & more what does it mean?
Abnormal EKG: Lots of people have PVCs and some have bigeminy ( doubles) - but the abberant complexes are not usual. EKGs are difficult to read and a cardiologist should review the EKG to ascertain what the irregular beats are ( if it is truly abberant). May do further studies to see where the irregularity is coming from, if abnormal conduction may ablate, use medication or pacemaker. F/u/ w/ cardiologist ...Read more
What is the probability of bone growth 10 mnth post L3-S1 fusion after removal of growth stimulator&complete non-union at L3L4 with 2 loose screws L3?
Chest flutters/spasms in left breastbone, (pectus carinatum) extreme pain and have been diagnosed with SVT & possible nerve/muscle damage va can't fix?
If aquired traits canot be passed on to ofsprings how do u explain defects in ofsprings with pps afec parents?
Please clarify pps: An aquired trait is by definition not genetic and not passed onto offspring. However, parents and offspring may share similar environments, lifestyles, activities, etc. For example, the risk for cataracts is not thought to be particularly genetic. But, if the parents smoke tobacco and the children smoke tobacco, the tobacco use increased the cataract risk for both groups. ...Read more
2 early MC, heartbeat seen 2nd case, no live birth, turner's synd in fetus 2nd case, karyotyping & immunological tests normal. Way fwd? More tests?
Maternal fetal medicine: specialist is what you need with your high risk pregnancies, if you don't have one available in your area please seek advice in a teaching hospital ...Read more
For a child wit developmental & severe attentional issues, not circumsized at birth due 2 respir instability, do u recommend circumcision later? When?
2001 Hysterctomy. 5.5x3.8x4.8cm mildly complex cyst w/in rt. ovary, total size of ovary 6.0,single thick avascular curvinlear septation.3.3 simple cyst on lft, Age 49. Calcium,ser-10.3; Fsh,133.6
Pars defect: Pars defects are disruption of the bony connection between the front and back of the spine. These defects can be asymptomatic or cause back and leg pain depending on the severity or lack of associated nerve compression. Treatment for symptomatic lesions includes core strengthening, pain management with possible pars injection, or surgery. ...Read more
Do pars defects get worse over time? Left L5 pars defect. Pain since march 2014. OTC meds taken daily. Surgery options? Conservative options failed.
No: The defects themselves don't get any " worse" they represent stress fractures that occurred in the pars interarticularis that never healed. They sometimes can lead to a spondylolisthesis in which the vertebrae can start to shift over each other. Thankfully, a lot of people do respond to nonoperative care. Surgical option are either direct repair of the defect or a fusion. ...Read more
L5 pars defect. Now feeling an exaggerated bump on spine at same level. Pain x1 yr. Radiates down leg. Is it starting to slip? Should i tell my doc?
YES, if bilateral-: -the bump U feel could B indication of further slip. so yes get into C Ur spine surgeon and B re-evaluated. ...Read more
Doctor said im having loss of the lordotic curvature, impression: L5 pars defect with muscle spasm?
L5 Pars defect: A pars defect causes relative instability and the body 'braces' itself with muscle tightness and that can lead to a forward posture and relative loss of lordosis... The L5 is the problem, the lordosis can correct over time if the problem gets treated.... Typically with a fusion if all else fails (this is typically a very successful operation!) good luck! ...Read more
Doctor said im having loss of the lordotic curvature, impression: L5 pars defect with muscle spasm ?
Spondylolisthesis : So what... Those are radiologic findings. Only thing that matters is if you are symptomatic. Start with core strength regimen, nsaids, weight loss if needed. I have countless patients living with pars defects and slips that aren't surgical. I also have some that are. ...Read more
L5-S1 fail segmentation&SBO, T11-L1 fused, post. hemivertebra & superior endplate infraction, facet OA & DDD T10-11, L1-2, L2-3. L5 pars defect, HELP?
Back,pain treatment: Major back problems needing surgery sometimes leave pain, even when the surgery went well. You need a pain management doc to evaluate if this is a compression vs nerve related problem.,treatments can include medication, bracing, injections, heating nerves to stop their pain, and over riding nerve pain with direct electrical stimulation -- spinal stimulation therapy. ...Read more
What does the term "interval" mean in this context. Report says "appears to be some interval bony consolidation of bilat l5 pars defects"?
"Interval": The use of the term "interval" in that context usually implies that it's a finding that was not present on a preceding Xray of the area. It wasn't there before and now it is. ...Read more
Had MRI & report says Suspected chronic although possibly incomplete L5 pars defects with no visualized listhesis evident on exam. S2 (racepinephrine) Tarlov cyst 2cm?
Tarlov cyst: "Pars defects" are fractures of the back wall of the spinal canal. Although this sounds scary, it is usually caused by chronic stress upon the lower back and not an acute accident. Over time, these can move (listhesis) and cause nagging back pain. Tarlov cysts (pictured) do not usually cause symptoms UNLESS they are >2 cm. Therefore, your cyst could potentially cause S2 (racepinephrine) symptoms. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have Spondylolisthesis l5 s1 pars defect and foraminal stenosis, nerve compression severe lower leg pain for 8 weeks will i need surgery?
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
Defect of spine: A pars defect of the lumbar spine involves a part of a vertebra called the pars interarticularis. " A defect in the pars is a break in this portion of bone. This break leads to a separation of the upper, front portion of the vertebra from its lower, back portion. This condition is a precursor to another condition called spondylolisthesis, which allows slipping of a vertebra in relation to the vertebrae above or below it. Previously, it was assumed that pars defects were congenital anomalies, or birth defects. Today, we understand that most pars defects are really stress fractures that usually occur in the spines of young people. The presumed cause is repeated hyperextension ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pars defect l5. 20 y female. Conservative measures and injections don't help much. Is surgery an option! if so what kind will help with this.
Cause of pars defect @ l5? 20 y female. Job as cna been battling pain since march. Usually a 4/10 pain level. Can still function but it kills.
Grade1 anterolisthesis of L5 on S1, congenital anterior wedge deformities of T12 L1 present. Bilateral L5 pars interarticularis defects. Means what?
The tiny plates:
which help stabilize the veterbrae one with another are missing at the 5th Lumbar Veertebral level causing a SLIPPAGE of the L-5 veterbrae on the sacrum (S1). this is associated with a smaller height of two of the veterbrae ABOVE the defect T-12 (the lowest chest (thoracic) veterbrae and the highest Lumbar (low back) veterbrae..... Hope this helps..difficult to explain without a "pointer"
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What is the basic meaning when MRI shows Bilateral L5 pars Interarticularis defects without subluxation? This incurred after a multiple car accident.
Spondylolysis: Spondylosysis, or pars interarticularis defect, is essentially a stress fracture of the narrow bridge of bone between vertebral body and the spinous process of the vertebrae. This is not an uncommon condition following repetitive trauma (seen also in gymnasts and football players). Subluxation occurs if the fracture separates from normal position and becomes displaced. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diagnosed pars defect @ l5. Persistent pain. Current CNA is this a bad job position. What are my options for treatment.
Constant muscle spasms 4 month entire body mostly legs and back tingling numbness in feet fatigue painful muscle cramps also pars defect l5- the cause
Spinal stenosis: A pars defect, may be associated with a spondyloslisthesis or slip of the vertebrae and if so may cause muscle spasms, pinched nerves, radiculopathy, and ultimately disability and neuorological injury. Needs appropriate evaluation to define recommended treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer