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Doctor insights on: L5 S1 Nerve

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Is it normal for me to be having pain around rectal area? I was wondering if L5 s1 nerve's travel's to rectal area ?

Is it normal for me to be having pain around rectal area? I was wondering if L5 s1 nerve's travel's to rectal area ?

Nerve: The l6 and s1 nerves innervates the lower part of the leg and not the rectum. The lower sacral nerves are responsible for the rectum. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

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


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What to do if I have pain around rectal area I was wondering if L5 s1 nerve's travel's to rectal area ?

What to do if I have pain around rectal area I was wondering if L5 s1 nerve's travel's to rectal area ?

See your doctor for: an examination, lots of things can cause this. The rectal area involves the S1 to the S5. Much closer to your anus involves the S4 and S5 nerve. With the coccygeal nerve supplying sensation to the skin on top of the coccyx.Your symptoms maybe unrelated to your spine. If you have changes in your bowel/bladder function, or numbness over your anus/buttock area, then go seek care right away. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been suffuring with lumbar (ddd) pain and what to do if I have been feeling pain around rectal area i was wondering if L5 s1 nerve's travel's to rectal area ?

What to do if I have been suffuring with lumbar (ddd) pain and what to do if I have been feeling pain around rectal area i was wondering if L5 s1 nerve's travel's to rectal area ?

Low back pain: The nerves of the lumbar and sacral spine do travel to the rectal area, Tailbone pain is common with degenerative disc disease (DDD) of the lumbar spine. The collapse and dehydration of the discs leads to a lack of cushioning of the vertebral bodies which leads to pain that transmits into the tailbone. See a spine specialist for relief of the pain. ...Read more

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Conjoined l5/s1 nerve root on rt side after spinal fusion.Scarring in the spinal canal at l4-5 especially on the rt side intervertebral foramen ?

Conjoined l5/s1 nerve root on rt side after spinal fusion.Scarring in the spinal canal at l4-5 especially on the rt side intervertebral foramen ?

Conjoined nerve root: A conjoined nerve root is a congenital condition. It cannot be acquired from surgery. It does make surgery more difficult and the patient may be more prone to radiculopathy or nerve root problems. The larger nerve root sleeve that contains to spinal nerve roots is more easily injured. ...Read more

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If L5 disc was herniated would it cause L5 and s1 nerve symptoms or just l5? Would L5 and SI both have to be herniated to cause those symptoms?

Believe it not---: Herniated L5/S1 disc could cause root symptoms of L5 but not S1, S1 but not L5 (more unlikely), L5 & S1 (common), L4 & L5 (tough but not impossible), or NO symptoms (unusual). With your pain symptoms shooting down the leg an L5 nerve root compression is virtually a gimme. To know if S1 or L4 are affected needs an exam. Wanna talk? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Interpret-please.mild broad-based disc bulge L5-S1 may contact S1 nerve root emerging from dural sac. 2 nerve roots don't appear compressed.

Interpret-please.mild broad-based disc bulge L5-S1 may contact S1 nerve root emerging from dural sac. 2 nerve roots don't appear compressed.

Back pain: It means the person who got this done was complaining of back pain probably with some radiation down one of the legs or perhaps even both. Symptoms of numbness, tingling, or burning pain may also be part of this picture. The MRI report is suggesting there is a bulging disc, which is not a hernia, which may be causing irritation of nerve fibers while not physically squeezing them. ...Read more