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L5 S1 Spinal Stenosis
X-ray results showed- advanced L5-S1 degenerative disc disease, moderate facet in lower lumbar spine, L5-S1 4mm retrolistnesis and moderate sclerosis ?
Worn down: L5-S1 is the lowest motion segment in the spine. The MRI shows that level has become "worn down" leading to degeneration of the disc and the facet joints, sclerosis, and a slight slippage (retro listless) of one vertebrae on the other. Don't hesitate to be seen. Many good treatment options available. ...Read more
L3-l5 no disk disease, minor degenerative facet change, no impingement. L5-s1 no disk disease, bilateral degenerative facet change no impingement. Mean?
Back pain: You are describing low back arthritis in terms of an MRI of the lumbar spine. Low back pain can be generated from degenerated or torn discs, nerve impingement from herniated discs, and inflammed or degenerated joints (facet) that connect one segment of the spine with an adjacent segment. Reducing or eliminating low back pain involves physical therapy, injections, and possibly surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Post fusion 2009: now l4-5 right facet joint arthrosis, severe neural foriminal stenosis with some compression. Surgery needed?
What is the risk of having severe cervical spinal stenosis myelopathy? There is almost no CSF around T3/T4&6 due to narrowing from the disks and steno
Increasing neurologi: Compression of the spinal cord can occur due to spinal stenosis. which will often cause pain in the back and or in the legs. This can further progress to muscle weakness, weaker legs and paralysis if not treated in time. You need to see a neurologist or a neurosurgeon to guide you in further managing this problem.. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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?
Two disc herniations 1 pinching C8 ddd canal stenosis and severe carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands. Which is causing severe hand numbness 3yrs ?
Likely carpal tunnel: Both have overlap within the hands depending upon the distribution. MRI is necessary of cervical spine and in many cases if distribution is not distinct, further an EMG/Nerve conduction study to delineate. In most cases however, it is more likely the carpal tunnel is the culprit. Consultation/examination by a neurosurgeon would be most appropriate for diagnosis. ...Read more
MVP: Marfan's syndrome is a genetic connective tissue disorder. People with marfan's are unusually tall, with long limbs, long thin fingers. The most serious complications are defects of the heart valves (like mitral valve prolapse) and aorta (aneurysms-dilation). Aortic root measurements greater than 1 1/2 times normal are worrisome (average 4cm or greater). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does this mean? L-5 s-1 there is central disc protrusion which contacts the thecal sac and bilateral facet degenerative change thickening flavum
Disc & Facet Issues: Looks like by the verbage you gave, your MRI suggests that you have disc herniation at L5/S1. "Central" just means in the middle of the spinal canal,"bilateral facet degenerative change thickening flavum" suggests arthritis of the facet joint and the ligament that protects the spine is thickened due to that arthritis. Protrusion is just another name for a herniation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Emg & ncv2 unit test result:sensory polyneuropathy & possible bilateral c8, t1, l4& L5 rediculopathy.What does that mean? Not alcoholic nor diabtc & hiv
Help me, 59yrf-dercum's disease, lymphedema, ans disorder, heart disease- mi x3, 10+herniated discs, autoimmunity, gastroparesis, duodenitis w nodule?
Too many issues here: If you do have all these listed problems, you need a good internist to take care of you and guide you further. Health matters get complicated if you truly have more than one or 2 ailments and you need long term care for any such diseases that are chronic in nature. You need a good primary care doctor to guide you for the long term. ...Read more
Mri- c5-6 there is apparent central bony bar abutting the ventral cervical cord. What does this mean?
May mean nothing : The bar is a bone spur. Caused by disc degeneration at that level. It is a common finding and may not mean anything clinically. The important question is whether or not there is actual spinal cord compression. Per your question, it sounds as if the spinal canal is narrowed a bit (stenosis), but there is not any spinal cord compression. Frequently, pt and traction can be of benefit. ...Read more
Serious disease: Spinal muscular atrophy is a group of inherited diseases that cause muscle damage and weakness which get worse over time. The most severe form starts in infancy. Milder forms can start in adolescence or adulthood. All types of sma cause weak muscles and difficulty breathing. It can be hard to take deep breaths and to cough effectively. This results in frequent infections and respiratory distress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
35 F. rare bite cells & hypocellular marrow 15-20%. mild polychromasia & high retic. Trigeminal neuralgia & atypical hemangioma in c4 vert. Related?
Yes: As long as it is not making your pain worse. ...Read more
Yes: It can be given in this situation but often times not preferable. The reason being, if the disc situation were to worsen during procedure positioning(ie, someone developes a neurologic deficit) it would be unclear as to what caused the deficit-the epidural or the disc. A laboring pregnant woman may receive an epidural, but the above situation and risks must be understood by patient. ...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.
Im 5'4, 145lbs, size 36dd. Is there any possibility my boobs contributed to my herniated disc at l5-s1 and spinal stenosis? Would reduction help?
Unlikely: The most common area for back pain due to large breasts is the mid back. It is possible to have low back pain but your area is an unlikely location for breast induced back pain. The only treatment shown to make a long term difference for your problem is a daily home back physical therapy program. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
L5 S1 anteriorlisthesis causing spinal stenosis and pinched nerve.I had an emg and ncv but they were normal.could this still b causing my leg tingling?
Yes it can: In my spine practice, I rarely use EMG/NCV because they often do not show any abnormalities. They seem to be only helpful if they are positive to confirm which nerve is hurt. So, the L5/S1 slip causing stenosis and pinched nerve can very much be causing your leg tingling. A L5/S1 slip often pinches the L5 nerve in the foramen and would cause tingling in the lateral leg and top of foot to big toe. ...Read more
I had anterior/posterior fusion l5-s1 in 2001. Spinal stenosis and ddd herniated disk l3/4 in 2009. Is it possible to now be developing arachnoiditis?
My MRI states that I have 2 bulging disc at L3-4 and L5-S1 and moderate spinal stenosis at L4-5 narrowing the thecal sac to 8.7 mm. What does it mean?
Non-specific: 24y female has reported unilateral sciatica 4 weeks post-delivery & MRI shows "spinal canal stenosis" L-4/5 & "disc bulges" lumbar regions. MRI report does not explain symptoms; disc bulges oft seen in asymptomatic people. More likely birthing injured pelvic sacroiliac joint, now hyper mobile & impinging presacral plexus. Was excessive trendelenberg posture forced while had epidural anesthesia? ...Read more
I have spinal stenosis. Had a total decompression operation in 2007 (L5- S1).
Canal is narrowing again. Should I try interthecal steroid shots?
Tough situation: Repetitive surgery has significant limitations, including post-operative arachnoiditis and scarring. Might be worth a try to use the shots, but unfortunately, these, at best would be short term benefits. Another option is to use McKenzie Back Exercises, and can be taught by a physical therapist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My right leg has been swollen for a month I have spinal Stenosis and spondylosis L5 S1 is it normal to have swollen leg and how can I treat it?
What could be the cause of mild spinal stenosis at L5/S1 level in a 26-y male with a history of vitamin D deficiency and no significant trauma?
Born with it: Joe Montana, my favorite football player, had it too. ...Read more
Mri shows disc protrusion at l5-s1. Mod. Central spinal canal stenosis throughout L spine.mod degrees of neural forminal stenosis at l4-5 an esp l5-s1?
Degenarative disks: the cartilage disks that cushion vertrebrae, (which are the bones protecting the spinal cord), have degenarated. usually from wear - tear, the central portion loses water, which causes outer portions to bulge out and press upon surrounding nerve structures. the foramina are tiny holes from which nerves exit the spinal canal which is main space spine sits within vertebral cage. Tends to cause pain ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatments options for l5/s1 disc extrusion that effaces the s1 nerve root along with mild anterposterial congenital spinal stenosis of the lumbar spi?
Can neural foraminal , and lumbar spinal stenosis, with ddd at l5-s1. And the stenosis is at l4-5,l5-s1, cause HIGH abn on CBC for WBC mono lymph gran?
Ummm....: Let me see if I can translate your post into English: You have bony and disc abnormalities in your lumbar spine and also some hematological abnormalities. Is that the correct rendering? The two have nothing to do with each other. Did you ask the question of your doctor? (I recommend that in future you have a native speaker of English check your question before you post it.) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mri-t12-l1 l4-l5 l5-s1 disk protrusion no nerve impingement or spinal stenosis. Left low back buttock leg pain ×3 wks. Foot cold tingling. Worse when sitting standing walking. 10 days steriod no help?
Delaying in this: Circumstance isn't advisable. Your symptoms suggest impingement, either through direct nerve compression or swelling around the nerve. In any event, a discussion with your neurologist/neurosurgeon about an epidural steroid (or transforaminal steroid) injection should happen sooner, rather than later. Although a cold, numb foot may be related to other (vascular) problems, nerve problems are primary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does it mean to have a disc protrusion at the L3-S4 and L5-S1 levels without spinal or neural foraminal stenosis?
Common finding: Disc bulging or protrusion of the disc does not correlate very well with the presence or absence of back symptoms (based upon MRI studies). Since you do not have evidence of nerve root or spinal cord compression it would suggest that your pain might be arising from lumbar facet osteoarthritis and/or myofascial pain in the lumbar muscle groups. Has an experienced physical therapist evaluated you? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have MS and spinal stenosis. Emg shows l5-l4-s1 compression of nerve root. Orthopaedic surgeon won't do the surgery without neurologist ok.?
Cautious : I would guess the surgeon is being cautious to make sure that the neurologist agrees that surgery will help the problem. Stenosis of the spinal canal is different than neuroforaminal stenosis. Emg is usually normal in canal stenosis and is sometimes helpful in neuroforaminal stenosis. Just because you have something wrong on EMG and MRI doesn't mean surgery is the answer. Ask twice, cut once. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
L5-s1 right paracentral disc extrusion 8mm extending 5mm below superior endplate s1 right l stenosis , abuts right s-1 nerve root help interpret plz?
S-1 Radiculopathy?: Real question here is the effect of the contact with the right s-1 nerve root, is there foot numbness or weakness, is there risk for future nerve damage into leg? An EMG can help objectify current integrity and/or future risk. Films do not necessarily advise surgery, and, the disc may dessicate over next 6-9 months and thereby shrink on its own, if you can be patient. ...Read more
No cure: All depend upon what symptoms you have from the stenosis.There is not specific cure, this is usually due to degenerative process of the spine and as such you treat the. Symptoms that could be as simple as physical therapy and some times as complicated as a surgycal procedure in summary thereis not a cure but palliative measures to treat the symptoms. ...Read more
L5 S1 Bilateral Facet Hypertrophy resulting in no significant central canal neuroforaminil stenosis. Been in pain for 10 months what can i do?
Ouch!: You're young to have this, unless you're prior military or did a lot of weight-bearing. Get to your ideal body weight. Strengthen core muscles with physical therapy/Pilates. Try oral NSAIDs & consider short oral steroid burst. No opioids/narcotics - more a curse than blessing. Try a TENS unit, acupunture, tilt table, hot/cold packs & last resort facet joint steroid injections/blocks. Hang in there ...Read more
Severe foraminal stenosis bilaterally at l5-s1 with some addl also in l3-l5. Unstable sponlylo. Surgery indicated. How many opinions & from whom?
I have a grade 1 spondylolisthesis l4/l5/s1 with stenosis. My pain would be described as burning and a feeling of heaviness in my lower back . ?
Common: Spondylolisthesis commonly causes back pain. Lumbar stenosis commonly causes leg pain, numbness especially with extended activity. Weight control and core muscle exercises are a first step. If these don't help, consultation with a neurosurgeon or orthopedic spine surgeon would be a reasonable next step. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My MRI report reads that there is a protusion noted at the left lateral canal at the L5-S1 level projecting 3 mm. No stenosis. What does this mean.
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