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Lumbar Foraminal Stenosis
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 more
The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more
"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
Specific vs general: Spinal stenosis is not specific to region (cervical vs thoracic vs lumbar). Spinal stenosis of lumbar spine is lumbar spinal stenosis. Central stenosis means the dural sac is compressed. This is as opposed to foraminal or lateral stenosis which usually affects the nerve roots. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can or do you think surgery is an option when my MRI results say I have a Dorsal annular tear and annular bulge at t8-9 and multi-level spondylosis without cord compromise and multi-level foraminal stenosis?
No: Surgery is a poor choice for threse items in that area of spine risks out weigh benifits in my opinion instead look for another pain generator all of those items pain production is controversial they may be asymptomatic incidental findings present but not the pain generator dont extrapolate lumbar medical info to thoracic spine they are completely different what are your sumptoms? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Hello , really scared , looking for answers ....... My mri reads L4-L5 moderate bilateral foraminal narrowing due to disk bulging and facet hypertrophy. No central stenosis ....... I was told by my DR via x rays I have spondylothesis about 25 percent ....
See answer: Spondylolisthesis is a forward slippage of the 5th(usually)Lumbar vertebra. It is the most common cause of persistent back pain in young people. Each vertebra is connected to adjacent vertebra by two "bridges" of bone. In spondylolisthesis both bridges are fractured. Treatment is conservative unless there is persistent pain or progressive slippage. **See comments below ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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