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L5 S1 Facet Joint Pain
Moderate/SEVERE pain. MRI shows small disc protrusion mild/moderate facet osteoarthritis L5s1.Mild osteo&mild swellin liga flavum L4L5.I'm 30. Causes?
According 2 the-: -interpretation I would say it is due 2 a degenerative process. The fact that the ligament flavin is inflamed, it is a flare up of Ur degenerative disease. ...Read more
L3/4 L4/5 disc bulges & facet joint deg
L5/S1 indent spinal cord, disc contact nerve root lateral recess & facet joint deg
Can body twist worsen this?
Clarification: Sounds like you possess lumbar spondylosis and degenerative disc disease, and indeed there may be some degree of lumbar root compression. (Spinal cord ends at L-1,2 and there is no effect on cord). Learn McKenzie exercise protocol, do it multiple times weekly, be cautious with heavy lifting, work with a good physical therapist, and learn proper body mechanics. ...Read more
L5 s1 disc bulg with mild arthritis. Having bilateral knee pain. Could this be the cause or disc bulg elsewhere ?
No.: L5 s1 disc bulg would not cause that. ...Read more
37 y/o m localized pain/tenderness r psis area. Immediate onset c sitting, hip flexion & cervical flexion. Lesi, facet block & si injection no help!
Facet joint pain or si joint pain? Pain is located in lower left, 2 inches from spine (l5-s1 area). No reffered pain. 2 somewhat positive facet blocks
Can Be both: However if the facet block gave you 70-100% pain relief, then more likely to be your fact joint. If less than 50% relief, then consider the SI joint as a definite source of your pain. Also if not ruled out already, I often find things like spinal stenosis or herniated discs also have this same pattern of pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What autoimmune diseases may cause raised ALT, ankle pain, chest pain, spine & shoulder pain without ANA, HLA B27 being positive?
Not many: Sounds like you have already had a "work-up" for your symptoms (ANA. HLA B27 are not :common" tests The raised ALT may or may not be associated with your other symptoms. Do you have a liver problem? Hepatitis B, C often cause associated joint problems. Get this checked out by the same Health Care Provider who obtained the blood tests you mention Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mri: moderate disc protrusion l5,annular tear,moderate facet joint hypertrophy entire lumbar spine,grade1 spondylolisthsis l5,L1L2 and L5S1 spur, bad?
MRI neg 4 Meniscal tear. No internal derangement. Some popping, arthritic chges, bone spurs. PT 6 wks no relief 4 joint line pain. What is happening?
You have the answers: You mentioned arthritic changes, popping, bone spurs... these are all reason to have pain in the knee with even mild osteoarthritis. If you are not better with PT, I would consider maybe a Synvisc/Euflexxa injection series. Avoid steroid injections if possible. Also lastly you could look into stem cell options like Regenexx. Check out regenexx.com. ...Read more
MY MRI: C2-C3-C4 -C5 mild bilateral facet arthropathy,.Disc bulge C5-C6,L2-L3 mild uncovertebral hypertrophy ,spinal meningeal cyst S2-S3. lots pain?
Not enough info: Your MRI finding in the cervical, lumbar and thoracic spine sound like typical MRI findings in middle age individuals. Neck and back pain are very common in your age group and can be seen with and without these findings. What you described does not mean you should or should not have pain. Moreover, not knowing where your pain is, it makes it harder to help you. ...Read more
Ok, had facet joint injections-thoaracic, after epidurals failed...What is next pain mang 4 thoracic spine 6 bulgd disc, help, sugg?
Bulging discs: The fact that there are bulging discs, might have nothing to do with your pain. There are lots of people with bulging discs (a normal phenomenon of aging) and no pain at all, and having an image finding with bulging should not lead to you becoming a pin-cushion. There is probably another reason that makes you hurt, and maybe a second opinion with a good physical exam might help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Not exactly. The ileolumbar muscle is a different structure than the facet joint. However, you could potentially have an injury that affects both structures. ...Read more
Ok, had facet joint injections-thoaracic, after epidurals failed...What is next pain management 4 thoracic spine 6 bulgd disc, help?
MRI of lumbar spine lists desiccation of disc at L5-S1. L4-L5 mild facet arthropathy & hypertrophy. L5-S1 minimal bulge & moderate facet ^. Meaning??
Aging changes: Disc desiccation refers to loss of water content in the discs as a result of aging. Facet hypertrophy is degenerative arthritis of the joints between the vertebral bodies. A bulging disc is one that protrudes out to some extent into the spinal canal. All of these are just descriptions. Significance depends on how these findings relate to your symptoms and physical exam. ...Read more
5 mm anterolisthesis of L5 on s1, discogenic disease at l4-l5 and l5-s1, arthritic changes of the facets joints at l4l5, l5-s1, mild flattening L4 l2?
Degenerative Disease: What you are describing are arthritic changes in the lumbar spine, what question are you asking, as I am unclear as to what you want to ask! ...Read more
What does Bilateral L5 pars fractures with grade 1 anterolisthesis of L5 S1 and L5 S1 mild to moderate diffuse disk bulge mean?
See below : There is a term called isthmic spondylolisthesis that summarizes what you have. Basically at some point you developed a fracture in a part of the spine known as the pars interarticularis and this allowed one of your vertebrae to shift forward on the other. It is a fairly common cause of back and leg pain. Many good treatment options. Discuss directly with your doctor. ...Read more
Could ankylosing spondylitis cause ligamentus flavum hypertrophy s1 through entire lumbar region and significant spur formation entire cervical spine?
Herniated L5/S1 w/sciatica. Would microdiscectomy surgery help with SI joint pain or just the sciatica?
Options: Radiofrequency procedures work well if a previous facet injection or medial branch block was performed with greater than 75-80% relief that was obtained. As with anything there are failures, but quite low if the block worked well. Risks are the same as with any spine procedure, no different. Rare that you would be worse off afterwards. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers