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Levoscoliotic Curvature Lumbar Spine
Means direction: It means which side the spine is curved. ' Levo ' means left ' Dextro ' means towards right. Good Luck
Would like to know what does this mean in a report - LUMBAR SPINE CURVATURE IS LOST - PARASPINAL SPASM, &SCOLIOSIS WITH CONVEXITY TO LEFT IS SEEN?
Would like to know what does this mean in a report - LUMBAR SPINE CURVATURE IS LOST - PARASPINAL SPASM, & SCOLIOSIS WITH CONVEXITY TO LEFT IS SEEN?
Malalignment: Normally when you look at the low back of a person from the side there is a small curve known as lordosis. When this curve is reduced or straightened it can be from muscle spasm which tends to straighten out the normal curves in the spine. When you look from the back, the spine is normally straight, but in scoliosis it is curved. It may take an MRI to determine the cause of your condition.
My MRI report say this: levoconvex curvature of the lumbar spine. The spinal cord terminates at the inferior aspect of the t12 vertebral body. Meaning?
Doctor speak: We need to sound smart. It basically means a bit of a scoliosis I the lower spine with the apex of the curve pointed to the left. The spinal cord is ending at the bottom of the last thoracic vertebrae, which isn't to far from normal. Speak to your doctor and they can likely go over the actual films with you and show you what they mean.See 1 more doctor answer
MRI report says - 1. Straightened lumbar spine curvature 2. posterior central disc protrusion at L4 -L5 level causing indentation of thecal sac?
Herniation and spasm: One way to describe those findings is you have a herniated disc likely associated with spasm. When paraspinal muscles go into spasm, the lumbar spine straightens out somewhat losing its normal contour. I would not hesitate to be seen to discuss treaent options.
My chiro xray shows lateral pelvic tilt & (as a result) curve in lumbar spine. Doc said the curvature in the spine is NOT scoliosis. How is it not?
Stop seeing chiro: Why are you confused? . This just proves Chiro's can't read X-rays!! Why would you think they could.? heck, Most MD s can't read X-rays.. If concerned, Only a radiologist should read your X-rays. They spend years learning to read them. Are you having symptoms.? Or is the chiro just coming up with a reason to recommend a year of monthly 'treatments' Be careful and watch your walletSee 2 more doctor answers
Paraspinal Muscles?: Paraspinal muscles position the spine. Keeping these healthy reduces arthritis, disc and nerve (radiculopathy) problems. I have severe lumbar arthritis, Not getting surgery. I do core strengthening and flexibility exercises every day. Google exercises on core muscular strengthening, low back mobility, hamstring stretching. Then do the exercises as often as needed. Every day is not too often.
Decrease in: The normal curvature of the lower back which places disproportionate amount of force on the lower lumbar disks and joints leading to accelerated degeneration of these structures compared to ones with a normal curvature.
Overlapped??: An "overlapping" lumbar spine is not a recognized diagnosis. Whomever suggested this is likely not a physician. If you have a symptomatic problem with your lumbar spine see an orthopaedic surgeon or start by seeing your pcp.
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance.
A few diagnosis can: Relate to lumbar spine straightening. The most common is paraspinal or ilipsoas spasms are the most common cause. Other issues can be related as well, including postural issues, inflammatory issues such as ankylosing spondylitis, or sacral issues that can lead to lumbar straitening. Hope that helps!
It varies: For many folks it is painless. It is simply part of the aging process. Depending on your genes, some degeneration begins during the teen years; everyone has some by the mid 60s. In other folks, spondylosis can be associated with pain, stiffness, nerve compression and symptoms like leg pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, trouble walking, even trouble controlling the bladder or bowels.See 1 more doctor answer
Physical therapy: After a lumbar spine fusion with instrumentation, most patients are mobilized within a day or two. They progress with physical therapy. The incisions are usually healed within a week. Ultimately, the fusion needs to become solid. This may take about 3 months. During that time physical therapy is key in getting the patient moving and overcoming the pain from surgery which can be significant.
Pinched nerve: The answer depends on the meaning of the pinched nerve. I need further information to comment on this. A complete neurological exam is necessary to make sure there is no ruptured disc or other symptoms like pain radiating to legs. If it means simple low back due to muscle spasm, then simple stretches, ibuprofen, and moist heat may help. But I need further medical information regarding pinch nerve.
Depends if they are: Causing problems. A study of asymptomatic patients (no pain or other issues) showed that roughly 40% have bulging or mildly herniated discs and no issues. You may want to be more careful and work on core strengthening to help support those discs. Exercise, hydrate, and keep in shape and as long as you don't notice symptoms, you may just be part of that 40%!See 1 more doctor answer
Rehabiliatation: Most hyper-extension lumbar injuries respond with conservative measures, including anti-inflammatory meds, therapy, and time. Sometimes bone injury, such as spondylolysis, can occur which may require more aggressive treatments sometimes years after the initial injury.
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