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L5 S1 Radiculopathy Treatment
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
Bilateral L5 pars W/ grade 1 anterolithesis of L5 on S1 W/ mild degenerative disc disease. 30mg codiene over 3 yrs now ineffective?
Need evaluation: This sounds like a chronic pain syndrome. It needs to be evaluated. Be certain where the pain is coming from. See what can be done to help it. On codeine long term is never a good idea. It depends on what else your physician and pain physicians can offer you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Emg & ncv2 unit test result:sensory polyneuropathy & possible bilateral c8, t1, l4& L5 rediculopathy.What does that mean? Not alcoholic nor diabtc & hiv
Not surgery: Spondylosis is ubiquitous in the middle ages and beyond. Research has shown that it is not possible to reliably and definitively diagnosis/isolate spondylosis as a primary cause of lbp to predict any level of success with injections or surgery. Patients are best off trying noninvasive measures including wellness initiatives such as exercise, weight reduction, stress management, mindfulness, etc. ...Read more
Can Anklosing Spondilits/Sacarolitis cause sciatica and L5 dermatoes big toe numbness. mri does not show l5 impingement, only small mass effect on s1?
MRI can show inflame: The MRI can help see sacroiliac inflammation when X-rays are normal. This is called non-radiographic sacroiliitis and spondylarthropathy. The symptoms you describe could be from ankylosing spondylitis but it is unlikely. Your physician can have you see a rheumatologist to clarify ...Read more
How likely to get infected w/ HSV or any STD (w/ no visual symptoms) from: 1) mutual masturbation? 2) kissing external buttocks? 3) kissing breasts?
Very low: Very unlikely to get HIV from kissing,unless you have a fresh wound in your mouth and your partener has fresh wound also,then blood might transfer HIV however it is very rare to be transfered through any kissing.maybe masturbating if you touch her sexual fluids then touching youe sexual parts. ...Read more
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
CS MRI Results: Disc bulge & mild facet arthropathy at C5-6 & C4-5. Mild facet arthropathy C6-7. Mild bilateral ostoearthritis C7-T1. Best treatment?
Many Options: This pain as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the cervical spine (neck) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and you may be candidate for facet injections, radiofrequency ablation and/or epidural steroid injection. Speak with Doctor. ...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
Multilevel hemangiomas with moderate to severe pain,with radiculopathies. how serious is this? C6, T2, L3, L4, L5. abd, back ,and leg spasms. limb
Can a pinched nerve of the L4, L5, S1, or S2 (racepinephrine) cause difficulty passing stool, i.e., rectum/sphincter won't relax/function properly?
?cauda equina syndr.: If you possess a large ruptured disk in the lower back which compresses multiple nerve roots, or if you have lumbar stenosis, this could affect both bowel and bladder, but a localized pinched nerve at the root level otherwise will have not influence on bowel dysfnctn. ...Read more
What is the best neck exercise for post op posterior cervical foraminotomy? (I also had an anterior ACF - C4-5 & 5-6 - 4 mos out for severe stenosis).
Ask your Surgeon: With your underlying spinal issues and previous surgery, it is important to ask your Neuro-surgeon/Surgeon what exercises are best for you, as each pt is different and your specific case may warrant a different recommendation regarding the exercises you should be doing. Best wishes. ...Read more
Mri says broadbased protusion l5s1 which slightly abuts s1 nerve.In lots of pain will a doctor take pain serious when report states slightly abuts s1?
Recurrent sinus, respiratory, UTI infections.Igm high at 392 mg/dl & IgE high at 222 ku/l. No pneumococcal titers without vaccine. Any idea of cause?
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..?
20 yo f. Pars defect @ L5 and facet arthritis in l2-l5. Chronic since March. PT, and injections help very little. Bracing doesnt help either. Options?
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