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L5 S1 Nerve Root Compression Symptoms
I have a herniated disc pressing on my L5-S1 nerve root I already had the epidural shot, what should I do?
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
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
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
L5-S1 Annular tear with left paracentral protrusion causing mild impression
on thecal sac and mild impingement of the left traversing S1 nerve root.
No question!: So what is your question? Please ask again and give more details. Remember that there is a 150 character limit for questions, inc. spaces and punctuation. We won't be able to see your previous question when you ask again, so keep it brief but complete! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tissue compresses the descending left s1 nerve root within the lateral recess against the l5/s1 facet joint. What does this mean?
Means the Lt S1 nerv: e is pinched between some tissue and the bone behind the nerve root. Most likely cause is a Bulging or herniated disc causing this. See your Local Spine surgeon who can examine you and co-relate your clinical and MRI findings for you and chalk a plan of care for you. Good luck. ...Read more
Mri says protusion at l5 s1 left greater than right s1 nerve root but pain is at right hip and leg no pain at left ...side ....
MRI L5-S1 level, posterior spurring identified. Osteophyte contacts S1 nerve root. Moderate to severe bilateral neuroforaminal stenosis. Suggestions?
L5-s1 level, mild broad-based posterior disk bulge, left sided laminectomy enhancing postoperative scar tissue abutting the left s1 nerve root means?
Complicated: The scar, may or may not be the reason for the residual pain. If there is no pain, nothing to do, if pain is substantial, there are many factors which need to be considered, historically and radio graphically to understand the situation and to make decisions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRI shows L5-S1 Lg herniation displacing S1 nerve root. PT thinks tethered nerve, surgical consult. L leg pain/numb/weak. Has been 1 yr. Surgical?
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
What does this CT scan mean? Right l5/s1 facet joint anterior spurr just in contact with descending s1 nerve root sleeve
Pain and weakness in the back of my left leg, mostly calve muscle. Is it piriformis sydrome or more likely l5/s1 disc bulge pressing on s1 nerve root?
See your doctor.: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
Treatments options for l5/s1 disc extrusion that effaces the s1 nerve root along with mild anterposterial congenital spinal stenosis of the lumbar spi?
Ct reads that bone spur of l5/s1 facet joint is just in contact with s1 nerve root sleeve. Could that cause pain?
Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Postero central and paracentral disc protrusion at l5 s1 level causing thecal indentation encroachment upon bilateral canal with compression on bilateral trarvesing compression s1 nerve roots this is written on my mri scan, doctor has recommended me disct
Comments: Not sure what your question is, but in most cases, would handle this conservatively, if you are not progressively losing strength and muscle bulk, with intolerable pain. These disks can desiccate and shrink if you can wait 9-10 months, and avoid surgery. An EMG test can objectify extent of nerve damage at this point. ...Read more
L5-s1 central disc protrusion encroaches both s1 nerve roots. L4-5 disc protrusion indents thecal sac. Right neural frontal narrowing at l4-5 l5-s1?
What treatment would you recommend for MRI results: Moderate size midline L5-S1 disc protrusion with mild effacement of the left S1 nerve root sleeve?
Lumbar disc disease: As with any ailment you need to get expert opinion. If you don't have any weakness in legs, sensory deficits or urinary issues then treating it conservatively would be appropriate at this time , taking Advil (ibuprofen) or Ibuprofen , Physical therapy , heating pad may help it if symptoms persist then see a Neurologist. ...Read more
Mri shows foraminal stenosis l5-s1, l4-5, l3-4 and extrusion nearly abuts the descending bilateral s1 nerve roots. L leg is numb & painful. Surgery?
Would Need More Info: In general, i would need more symptoms, but what you are describing with your symptoms and the results of the mri, i would first recommend physical therapy and epidural before considering surgery. Really depends on your examination and whether there is any weakness. I would check with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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