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L5 S1 Back Pain
1 month recovering from microlumbar disectomy, l4/l5, l5/s1. Back pain relieved but numbness/tingling/pressure in right knee persists. Possibilities?
Grade2 Spondylolisthesis of L5/S1. I get back pain at least once per year for a week? Does the pain mean the vertebra is further slipping forward?
Usually not: Even a spondylolisthesis that is not further shifting forward can cause episodes of back and leg pain. It is fairly uncommon (although not impossible) for it to slip further in an adult patient. If you have any concern, don't hesitate to be seen in follow up for a repeat exam and X-ray. ...Read more
Can herniated l5/s1 cause moderate upper back pain? I haven't done any strenuous activity and my entire top half of back is very sore and achey!
Yes: Sometimes you can experience upper back spams as a result of lower spinal problems. ...Read more
I have a herniated disc at l5-s1. I suffer acute back pain crisis frequently. Should i resort to surgery?
Sciatica: True sciatica is leg pain that shoots from back, down the leg past the knee. This mimics the path of the sciatic nerve, thus it's name. Young patients more likely to have herniated disc. Older patients, pressure from arthritic spurs. All can be treated non-surgically if not getting worse. Physical therapy, tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve, nerve blocks, the combination works 80% of the time. ...Read more
I was in a MVA in the early 90's. I had some damage to L4-L5, L5-S1. I have had back pain ever since. I had an MRI a couple years ago that showed i had degenerative discs, arthritis, and narrowing of the nerve pathways due to sclerotic discs or tissue. I
Second opinion ?: 41 y male w. MVA in 90's & "pain ever since" & now has Degenerative Disk Disease, DDD, which is not reliably a pain generator; as medical lit. well reports, which DDD did not develop until years after the pain onset in the 90's & which is likely a red herring. Concern for acute SIJ ligament injury never detected; because it is radiolucent. See an Osteopath. ...Read more
I have scoliosis & l5-s1, does that cause back pain radiating up to neck w/ numbness & tingling in legs & arms?
A para central disk protrusion at L5-S1. Moderate to severe back pain &sciatica. Epidurals, facet blocks etc..Nothing helps.Surgeon says not surgical.
Depends: If it is a really acute problem with much leg pain, low impact aerobic exercise (water exercise, walking) may be the best. For lesser or more chronic pain, you can focus on core stretching and strengthening (tummy and back muscles). You can find some online or better, see your primary provider or a physical therapist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are symptoms of having low back pain at the level of l5-s1? What is sciatica? Please help and explain
Back and leg : I assume you arereferringto. A disc herniation at l5-s1. Symptoms include sharp or burning pain in the center of the low back. Pain can radiate across the low back , to. The buttock, or down the leg, depending upon th eleven of nerve involvement. L5 nerve pain will usually travel down the leg to the top of the foot or great toe. S1 will produce pain , shooting , or tingling to the outside /sole foo. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Back pain all the time now is time to hurt more in the center of my back? Had MRI done and have some bulging disc in my back .L5, s1.
What is the likelihood a root block injection will provide a long term fix for the back pain i feel due to my minor l5/s1 bulging disk?
Root block: A nerve root block is most typically done for the purpose of improving radiating leg pain (aka radiculopathy or sciatica). If you are having isolated back pain then a root block is actually unlikely to help. For a minor bulging disk, most patients will improve with conservative treatment measures such as physical therapy and nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had back pain for a yr mri reveals minor bulge l5 s1 but I'm in pain everyday all day and I've tried everything u name it I've done it ?
Lower back pain: minor bulging disc can hurt and you are the only person can help you; Get stronger; To improve the core strength a program of exercise is better than a straight forward exercise such a Yoga or Tai chi exercise is better than straight abdominal strengthening ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've been diagnosed with perineural cysts in the L3 l4areasand L5 s1 area and s1/2 areas what tx is done for this? 3 weeks ago ibent over to pickup something and developed sharp pain in my back, pain progressed over the next 3 weeks tilli could barely st
I am having a lot if low back pain that goes into the butt what could this be? I have a herniated disk at L5 s1
I have a herniated disc at l5-s1. I suffer frecuently strong back pain. Planning to have surgery but i'm not sure what to do. What do you recommend?
Back surgery!!!: When faced with this question know that not all back pains are caused by a herniated disc & not all herniated discs require surgery. Guided pt, injections & other options may help. In severe cases, in cases where conservative care failed, in cases with neurological deficit, surgery may be the best & only option. If surgery needed, ask questions; don't be afraid to get pain relief sooner than later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a stable L5 s1 grade 2 spondylolisthesis and it is causing me leg and back pain. Should I get a fusion surgery? Or just decompression surgery
Fusion: Decompression alone is unlikely to resolve the issue and is likely to worsen the situation in the long run. Furthermore there are now more options then just posterior fusion, an anterior approach may also be an option but a good surgical opinion or opinions are needed. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers