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Definition of lumbosacral neuritis?

Definition of lumbosacral neuritis?

See below: Neuritis means inflammation of a nerve, but we would not usually describe lumbosacral nerve problems by that term. Might instead use radiculitis or radiculopathy. Not sure of what context this was introduced, but perhaps this refers to pain radiating from your spine down a leg. If occurring after back surgery, perhaps post-op scarring or arachnoiditis. ...Read more

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Lumbar (Definition)

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


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Is it possible for lumbosacral neuritis to get worse if left untreated?

Is it possible for lumbosacral neuritis to get worse if left untreated?

Depends on the cause: Neuritis refers to inflammation of a nerve, in this case of the nerves at the bottom end of the spine. Depending on the reason for such an inflammation it could get worse, may be self-limiting or may get better with just waiting. If the reason for example is a bacterial infection then under most circumstances treatment would be advised. This is less clear for other reasons. ...Read more

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Can you have lumbosacral neuritis without herniated disk?

Can you have lumbosacral neuritis without herniated disk?

A lot of terms: Neuritis/Radiculitis are synonyms suggesting sciatica pain but without significant exam findings. You can have tears in the disc causing chemical inflammation rather than mechanical irritation. Radiculopathy is a term for sciatica that causes, numbness, weakness and reflex changes on exam. Sciatica is term for all of the above but generally includes back and leg pain. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of lumbosacral neuritis/radiculitis?

What is the treatment of lumbosacral neuritis/radiculitis?

See below: It depends on the nature of the condition. Mri of the ls spine and EMG might be helpful for determination of the severety of the process. Based on the results treatment might include non steroidal otc medications, physical therapy, pain killers or consultation with pain management or spine specialist. However best solution is to see your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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What is lumbago? Also, thoracic or lumbosacral neuritis or radiculitis?

What is lumbago? Also, thoracic or lumbosacral neuritis or radiculitis?

Back pain/leg pain: Lumbago implies low back pain. Neuritis, implies inflammation of the nerves and radiculitis implies inflammation of spinal nerve roots. With neuritis and radiculitis you will have leg pain or burning sensation. ...Read more

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ECG comparison changes inverted T-wave. I had spinal injury before the 1st ECG cervical thoracic Lumbosacral neuritis. Is it Related to spine or CNS?

ECG comparison changes inverted T-wave. I had spinal injury before the 1st ECG cervical thoracic Lumbosacral neuritis. Is it Related to spine or CNS?

Yes possibly: It is well documented that there is a whole gamut of ST/T changes that can occur in the setting of CNS injury, ranging from subtle ST Changes, sinus arrhythmia/sinus tachycardia, etc. IF you have risk factors for CAD, and are having chest pain/pressure, then see a cradiologist sooner than later. ...Read more

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9 years in bed with a life threatening neuro muscke disease , cervical & lumbar neuritis and spondioltis u name it I got it suffer death Drs won hel?

 9 years in bed with a life threatening neuro muscke disease , cervical & lumbar neuritis and spondioltis u name it I got it  suffer death Drs won hel?

Second opinion: Have you looked into being evaluated by specialists such as Neurology, Rheumatology, Orthopaedic Spine Specialist and Pain Medicine? Your condition is chronic and can be frustrating. Please look into all avenues if you haven't already. ...Read more

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What actually causes the symptoms of neuritis?

What actually causes the symptoms of neuritis?

Neuritis not simple: An irritated nerve will produce symptoms of pain in the nerve area, and may cause weakness as well. Usually this term is used to specify a neurve related painful condition. However, sometimes the problem is in the brain and it only seems like it is in a nerve. Vestibular neuritis is a misnomer, the problem is usually in the inner ear. Brachial plexitis is also a neuritis. ...Read more

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What is mono neuritis?

Inflammation: Mono neuritis is an inflammation of the peripheral nerve. It can result from trauma, surgery or mechanical abnormality. The more common types are foot neuritis (morton's neuroma) and lower back neuritis (lumbar disc syndrome). See a neurologist or appropriate specialist in the area of the problem to help get treatment. ...Read more

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What is vestibular neuritis?

Vertigo: Vestibular neuritis, can be a paroxysmal, single attack of vertigo, a series of attacks, or a persistent condition which diminishes over three to six weeks. It is a type of unilateral vestibular dysfunction and may be associated with nausea, vomiting, and previous upper respiratory tract infections. It generally has no auditory symptoms, unlike labyrinthitis. ...Read more

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How is vestibular neuritis treated?

Vestibular neuritis : Treatment during the acute vertigo stage with steroids has shown to improve acute phase symptoms but not long term symptoms. Anti nausea, anti histamine, and benzodiazepines can treat the symptoms. Alongside medicine therapy vestibular exercises hasten recovery. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hows vestibular neuritis diagnosed?

Hows vestibular neuritis diagnosed?

Vestibular Neuroniti: In large part, the process involves examination that can explain a lesion in one or the other balance nerves. It is not possible on clinical examination to be absolutely certain that symptoms are not actually caused by a stroke, so mistakes are possible. Nevertheless, this happens so rarely that it is not always necessary to perform MRI scans or the like very often unless symptoms persist or recur. ...Read more

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What's the cure for occipital neuritis?

I agree. But...: I inject 2% xylocaine (lidocaine) with Dexamethasone or Betamethasone suspension. I get very good results. I have never seen a person needing chemical or surgical nerve ablation! ...Read more

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What are therapies for intercostal neuritis?

See below: It is imandatory to find what is the cause of the condition. This will determine treatment modalities which might include prescription medications of selective intercostal nerve root block . You need to see your doctor for recomendations regarding the future diagnostic testing and advice. ...Read more

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What is the diagnoses method for vestibular neuritis?

ENT: Would see an ENT but, audiogram and an electronystagmograpy (test to record involuntary movements of the eye) would help.. ...Read more

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If someone has optical neuritis, will they develop MS?

Sometimes: Optic neuritis is a common first condition for those later found out to have MS, but the first attack may be isolated and unrelated. Most will not do MS investigation until there is a second attack. ...Read more

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What's the difference between neuritis and neuralgia ?

Pain: The .Algia ending denotes pain the ..Itis ending is related to the pathology affecting the nerve (say inflammation?). ...Read more

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What are the therapies needed for intercostal neuritis?

Intercostal neuritis: The most common treatment after medication is a local injection at the point of pain with a medication that can block the pain. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vestibular neuritis?

Labyrinthritis: Usually describes a viral infectionn of the inner ear, which causes several days of true misery, with whirling vertigo, nausea, vomiting imbalance and falling, with gradual recovery over several days to weeks. ...Read more

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Neuritis (Definition)

Neuritis refers to inflammation of a peripheral or cranial nerve. Usually involved with ...Read more