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I HAD AN MRI THAT SHOWED L5 -S1 DISC HERNIATION WITH BONE FRAGMENTS NOTED, NERVE STUDY HAS S1 DAMAGE WHAT ALL DOES THAT MEAN?

I HAD AN MRI THAT SHOWED L5 -S1 DISC HERNIATION WITH BONE FRAGMENTS NOTED, NERVE STUDY HAS S1 DAMAGE WHAT ALL DOES THAT MEAN?

Disc: Herniation with bone fragments is unclear why you have bone fragments .Did you have an injury or osteoporosis. You will need neurosurgeon evaluation and review of your with correlation of your symptoms and physical examination ...Read more

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What is the maximum weight that I can lift/carry with a L4/L5 disc bulge and L5/S1 disc herniation with an annular tear?

What is the maximum weight that I can lift/carry with a L4/L5 disc bulge and L5/S1 disc herniation with an annular tear?

Impossible to say: You should ask the doctors who are treating you back issues, not someone who has never examined you or seen your MRI. ...Read more

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L5-S1 disc herniation/facet arthritis with 23 degree levoscoliosis. Multiple epidural injections. Feel very off balance could scoli be source of pain?

L5-S1 disc herniation/facet arthritis with 23 degree levoscoliosis. Multiple epidural injections. Feel very off balance could scoli be source of pain?

Yes it can.: 23 degrees is not severe scoliosis but it can be source of pain. L5-S1 disc herniation can also be a source of pain. I am sure you are seeing pain specialist and a spine surgeon. Make sure you go over your films with spine surgeon if you have not done so and they should be able to help you with this question. ...Read more

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Can i receive proper medication for my back injury in ohio I have L5 s1 disc herniation and radiculopathy and cronic pain in back and both legs

Can i receive proper medication for my back injury in ohio I have L5 s1 disc herniation and radiculopathy and cronic pain in back and both legs

Complicated: Relying solely on medications is not an optimal solution. Pain meds won't fix your problem and thus taking them will lead to tolerance and risk dose escalation. There is a role for pain meds if used sparingly and only in times of severe breakthrough pain. At 41, they shouldn't be used around the clock. Also consider medications for nerve pain but again they won't fix the problem. ...Read more

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L5s1 laminoforaminotomy aug 2012.Recent MRI shows L5 s1 disc herniation. Scar tissue abutting s1 nerve root neural cysts. Is another surgery an opt?

L5s1 laminoforaminotomy aug 2012.Recent MRI shows L5 s1 disc herniation. Scar tissue abutting s1 nerve root neural cysts. Is another surgery an opt?

Yes, but....: Having another surgery is an option, but you should try conservative treatment like physical therapy first if you are having pain. Every time that you have surgery, you create more scar tissue. Before proceeding with surgery again, you should get a second opinion from another neurosurgeon or orthopedist. ...Read more

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Have a l5 s1 disc herniation recently while running and driving i experience excruciating pain in left leg and anterior half of foot like it goes numb?

Have a l5 s1 disc herniation recently while running and driving i experience excruciating pain in left leg and anterior half of foot like it goes numb?

Comments: Do feel that many of these disc herniations can desiccate and shrink over period of 9-10 months, but clearly, if things get worse, and disc herniates further, could get to a surgical intervention. Physical therapy with potential McKenzie exercises, may be best approach. Do NOT do this on your own. ...Read more

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Back pain & numbness in foot after MRI report l5-s1: wide based shallow disc herniation eccentric to left. Mild degree facet prominence. Central canal not significantly stenotic. What does this mean?

Back pain & numbness in foot after MRI report l5-s1: wide based shallow disc herniation eccentric to left. Mild degree facet prominence. Central canal not significantly stenotic. What does this mean?

Disc herniation: If your symptoms are left sided and consistant with a l 5 or s1 distribution might want to try an injection for diagnostic reasons good luck mostly good news no significant arthritic nartowing of nerve passages. ...Read more

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Is it really rare for l5-s1 bulging disc / minor herniation to slip back to its place compared to l4-l5?

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 more

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