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L5 S1 Pain Pattern
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
Got MRI report, broad based dic bulge l4, l5. Facet hypertrophy l4, L5 and l5, s1. What are treatment options? 3mths pain, no improvment w/pt or st shot
Complex answer: Best way to reduce back pain is to be as light as you can (optimal weight) be as fit as you can (high level of fitness with good core muscle strength) and don't smoke. The intermittent use of anti-inflammatory medications will help as well. If the epidural was not effective the injection can be placed in the facet joint or the disc. The pain generator needs to be found. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Back disc L4 L5 compresed moderately to L5 nerveroot & L5 s1 mildly intending calsac s1 nerveroot.doing PT. can it cure? Once cured will this come agn
Sorry..: No cure .......manageable. PT will improve functionality ...Read more
Can 1.6 mm anterolisthesis L5 on S1 is seen with L5-S1 disc degeneration and chronic bilateral L5 pars
fractures cause abs pain below bullybutton but across entire lower abdomen? Thanks for your help!
The area of the abdomen is supplied from the thoracic spine, not L5S1, per below.
On the other hand, there could strain and changes through the fascial system that could give abdominal discomfort. ...Read more
I'm a healthy 26 y/f 1 yr h/o enlarged neck lymph nodes. 3 mo history nausea vomiting and left sided rib cage pain that is worst upon waking, labs & CT wnl?
See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
26yrs, smoker, gross hematuria for 1 mo, clots,frequency & full bladder sensation. Abd & back pain episodes 2-3 times only. No fever. Stones? Cancer?
24 y/o fm, flu +, tamiflu (oseltamivir) side effect of diarrhea, day 1 menses, 103* temp. Poss kidney pain/cramp, acid bubbles in stomach related to fever reducer?
Usual flu s/s: What you are describing are pretty typical influenza signs and symptoms. Even though you are on tamiflu, (oseltamivir) these are not going to disappear today or tomorrow. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) reduces the length of illness by a day or two, but until then, you will feel like you do and run fever as you are. If the urinary symptoms worsen, make sure you have not developed a urinary tract infection on top of things. ...Read more
Back disc L4 L5 compresed moderately to L5 nerveroot & L5 s1 mildly intending calsac s1 nerveroot. doing PT. can it cure? Once cured wil ths come agn?
Yes and no: Physical therapy does not "cure" the radiologic findings you are describing; but some people can come through therapy with much less pain and able to be much more active. And because the findings in the MRI are not dangerous, if anything nonoperative can be done to reduce your pain and improve your activity level that would essentially be a form of "cure." ...Read more
35 y/o female w/ history high chol & fam history of cad, upper back pain radiating to shoulder blades, indigestion, chest discomfort for 1 wk. Treadmill stress?
See your doctor for: An evaluation so the appropriate testing and recommendations can be made. There could be one or several reasons for your symptoms. ...Read more
It could be: Stool caliber changes are important things to tell a doctor. See a doctor and get checked. ...Read more
X-ray says: grade 1 anterolisthesis of L4 on L5 (6mm) mild disc height loss @ l3-4, l4-5, l5-s1. Feel asymmetric pain: upper r calf/l sole. Related?
Yes: This is also called degenerative spondylo and is dueit to degenaration of the facet joints.It also produces some degree of spinal stenosisand some impigment of the nerve roots and hence some radiculopathy that can give you the symptoms you are expiriencing now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Smoker w/ productive cough (clear) for 3+ mos. Severe pinpoint pain left of spine & medial of scapula w/ resps, cough, & movement. NSAIDs don't help.
Stools r mushy.Won't come out. Taking probiotic. Colonoscopy caused severe colon problems. Spine 's a mess.L1-l4 bad. L5 disc gone.Abdominal pain 2..?
Generally No: Ovarian nerve supply that relays pain is through the sympathetic nervous system between t11, t12 and L1 levels. This is obviously above the L4 and L5 levels you stated, however pelvic pain could still be related to non-ovarian causes and if you had significant pathology at l4/l5 it could be a source of this pain. I would see a pain/spine specialist to see what options you may have for treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
65 yo f. 4 mo. Occ. Violent cough, low grade fever, malaise, and occ. Ant. Ha 4/10 . Lives in desert. Neg cocci, ppd, & pertussis. Ebv+age 15. Thanks.
24 y/o F. Asian. Unintentional WL (8 lb) almost a year. No night sweats, steatorrhea, blood in stool. hx of episodic mild abd discomfort. Worm?
Most likely not.: But if you're concerned,see a gastroenterologist and get scoped ...Read more
Alternating between tan formed skinny stool & yellow orange gritty diarrhea pain in right side radiating to back & abdominal pain no appetite bloated?
See your doctor.: This combination of symptoms is too complex to be able to be diagnosed in 400 characters or less. You certainly warrant a complete history and physical and perhaps lab testing or diagnostic x-rays. I would not delay in seeing your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
MRI showed grade 1 L5/ s1 anterolisthesis and severe bilateral L5/S1 foraminal stenosis with mass effect on exiting bilateral L5 roots. My options?
Lumbar stenosis: Lumbar spinal deformities in form of varying degrees affects 6% of the population in the U.S,..THE treatment spectrum varies from avoiding activities that produce pain, bracing , physiotherapy, NSAIDs, to surgical interventions which involve decompress ions and or fusions. Recovery from surgery depends upon whether or not a fusion is performed , but can take up to 9-12 months. ...Read more