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Lower Back Stenosis
When to see a doc?: Severe back pain that is associated with: weakness in the leg, problems controlling your bowels or bladder, numbness when wiping yourself with toilet paper should be seen immediately by a doctor: http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/living-with-low-back-pain-11/when-to-call-doctor ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multip possibilities: Low back pain can be caused by various conditions and often a combination of sorts. The history (due to trauma?/how long present/ etc) , severity of the pain, radiation of the pain(does it move down your leg) & other factors, and exam are helpful in identifying the cause. It coud be be due to mechanical prob, muscle strains, disc disease, arthritic problems, joint d/o. See your md as a start! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be: Many different things, from ovarian/uterine issues to left sided colon issues. It could even be from your left kidney/urinary tract system. It would be very helpful if you could provide more information in regards to the quality of the pain, what makes it better or worse, anything else going healthwise and what may have been going on when it started. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lumbar disc degeneration,facet hypertrophy,3mm spondylolisthesis L5-S1.Severe low back pain, radiates down hips and legs.Benefit from pain mngmt?
Could a bulging lumbar spinal disc cause dull ache in right groin and on/off pain/ache in right upper leg and hip...Also lower back?
All Possible: It is certainly possible that a bulging lumbar or sacral disc would be causing the symptoms you are describing. ...Read more
Couple of things: Sounds as if either there's traction on the cord sometimes referred to as a tethered cord...or you may be experiencing a funny thing called Lhermitte's sign though your description's not classic. Have you recently developed SEVERE migraine like headaches by chance with fever? Hopefully not..just a question. In any event, any of these possibilities deserves a workup by a doctor. Cheers! ...Read more
Let's count the ways: Referred pain from hip or si joint, vascular, genitourinary, gi, tumor, infection , gynecological issues and then back issues: tumor, infection, rheumatologic, disc, facet joint, fracture, deformity, muscular, deconditioning, degenerative, spinal stenosis, epidural hematoma, instability to name the majority of causes. ...Read more
Yes: Cerivcal stenosis may cause headaches, neck pain or upper back pain, but upper back pain is commonly caused by arthritis or muscles (myofascial pain). This type of pain may respond well to physical therapy, heat, anti-inflammatories, steroid injections or radiofrequency ablation (rfa) treatments. I would recommend discussing it with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vascular disease: Peripheral vascular disease & spinal stenosis both can cause pain into both legs mimicking sciatic pain as can other issues like hip & knee arthritis. Other causes of nerve compression in the spine due to a tumor, infection or fracture can cause this pain. Bilateral pyriformis syndrome can also cause bilateral radiating leg pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
L scapula: The bone in your back behind your heart is the scapula - it's generally not involved in heart pain. Unless you only get it with lower extremity exertion (like walking), i'd look for a local cause: shoulder arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis or cervical spondylitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Female (45), Difficulty walking and sitting, Pain in lower left back, Pinching nerve from lower left back towards down the leg. And Sharp pain.
See your PCP: You need a thorough evaluation by your primary care provider and probably some i, aging studies and perhaps a referral to a specialist for a consultation. ...Read more
Probably your muscle: Usually lower back pain is due to muscle strain that should improve with gently stretching the back, giving the muscle some rest (but remain active if you can!), and using an over the counter pain reliever / anti-inflammatory. If the pain becomes severe or does not start to improve, or if it's accompanied by other symptoms, you should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
I have been diagnoised with three bulging discs in lower back, along with stenosis of spine, but the pain in my groin and pelvic area is getting as bad as my lower back, my dr. Recommends pt, should I request another mri, I had one a yr. Ago.?
Repeat MRI: If your symptoms are new, you may need another mri. Disc protrusions may cause groin and hip pain. With that said, physical therapy is a good start and should be tried before jumping back in the magnet. Note: if pain is severe or you are having sensory symptoms or weakness, an MRI is indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is surgery for a reasonable idea for an otherwise healthy 78 year-old man with a painful lower back caused by stenosis, arthritis & 3 bulging discs?
Yes: Healthy individuals usually have lower health risks. Spinal stenosis can cause some back pain but is usually noted for leg pain and weakness. The degenerative process which causes the stenosis is probably the cause for your back pain. Surgery is definitely an option at your age. There are different types of surgery which may be offered. See a neurosurgeon or ortho spine surgeon for options. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Not enough space...: Each bone in the spine has a space that contains the nerves. The space can get too narrow for the nerves to function normally. This is spinal stenosis. Most spinal stenosis is caused by degenerative disease: disc bulges, bone spurs from the facet joints, thickening of the ligaments. Symptoms can include leg pain, heaviness, tingling, etc, usually worse with standing or walking. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ii have stenosis in mt c-spine , i also have severe pain in my lower back, is it more likely I have stenosis there to sine I have it in my neck?
About 20% of people: With lumbar spinal stenosis will have coexisting cervical spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of a bony canal structure such as the central spine canal or the exiting nerve holes known as neuroforamen which when severe enough by imaging studies will be deemed spinal stenosis. ...Read more
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
I have spinal stenosis 2 disk in the neck and one lower back with it I have neck, shouler, arm pain especially when lift things?
Hi I have ruptured disc in the lower back l4-s1, lateral recess stenosis, facet authropathy . Please tell me options for the pain is unbearable?
Discectomy vs. fusio: The simplest solution is to have the disk removed by a micro discectomy procedure. If you have a long history of back pain which predominates over leg pain you might consider fusion as an alternative. In my practice patients that have a history of back pain do better with fusion procedures. The priority for you should be reducing your dependence on narcotic medications as clearly outcomes seem to be worse if you're on high doses of those medications pre-surgicall. ...Read more
Does lower back problems cause a feeling of constantly having to move your bowels? Background: lower discs ruptured, spondylosis, stenosis, sciatic
Nerve irritation: So, the nerves that cause you to have bowel movements/expel urine are located in the lumbar spine (lower back). If you are having the feeling you constantly need to go, or become incontinent (can't control or feel that you are going), or have "saddle numbness, " you need to go to the er as that may indicate something that needs surgery. Good luck! ...Read more
Can Spinal Stenosis present itself as lower back pain without leg symptoms and still maintain pain relief by bending forward or sitting?
I have a bulging disc and lumbar spinal stenosis. I have a bad lower back tattoo that needs to be covered. Can getting it cause any damage?
Please explain the significance of my recent MRI findings on my cervical spine. I have a history of spinal stenosis in the lower back. I recently had an MRI on my cervical spine showing significant to severe foraminal and thecal sac narrowing at multiple
About 20% of people: With lumbar spinal stenosis will have coexisting cervical spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of a bony canal structure such as the central spine canal or the exiting nerve holes known as neuroforamen which when severe enough by imaging studies will be deemed spinal stenosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
40 y/o male N.Delhi India suffering from lower back pain (L4L5 herniated disk) & spinal stenosis as per MRI. Pain in left side. Take NSAIDs. Advise pl?
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Lumbar stenosis? When ever I stand stationary for 20 minutes my left leg goes numb from waist to foot does. I also have chronic lower back pain.
"Facet enlargement in the lower lumbar spine and multilevel degen disc narrowing.There is foraminal stenosis, greatest on the r side @ L4-L5" Meaning?
These findings are: all part of the spectrum of degenerative arthritis. The facets are small joints between the posterior parts of successive vertebral bodies. Foraminal stenosis means that the opening(foramen) that the nerve root exits the spinal canal through is narrowed, usually by degenerative disease, and may be pinching the nerve root, in your case the right L4 nerve root exiting the L4-L5 foramen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Physical therapy: Physical therapy may be helpful. The best thing for spinal stenosis is exercise to strengthen the paraspinal muscles that support the spin. It may hurt to do the exercises at first, but it will be worth it in the long run. Also if you are overweight- try to get your weight down. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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