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Lumbosacral Spondylosis With Myelopathy
I have been diagnosed with lumbosacral spondylosis without myelopathy but have not seen the written results yet from the mri. What does this mean?
Oshould Narcotics be given for lumbosacral spondylosis without myelopathy n do u need surgery for it?
Lumbosacral spondylosis without myelopathy is a general diagnosis that covers a lot of different kinds and severity of complaints ranging from mild low back pain to severe back and leg pain with neurologic abnormalities like weakness, numbness and tingling.
Severe symptoms may sometimes be treated with narcotics or sometimes even with surgery, depending on the history, physical exam, and tests. ...Read more
I have lumbosacral spondylosis without myelopathy, spinal stenosis other than cervical, lumbar region with neurogenic claudication and thoracic radiculitis. What should I do?
I been diagnosed with inflammatory Polyarthropaties and lumbosacral spondylosis what does this mean?
Polyarthropathy: Hard to say exactly since there are many inflammatory polyarthropathies and the prognosis and treatment varies depending upon which it is. Severity of disease can vary tremendously. Your rheumatologist can and probably should provide you with specific info about your disease ...Read more
I hope not: Arthritis is just wear and tear changes in a joint. Any joint. Every living mammal will have some form of arthritis from normal wear changes from living. If every one with arthritis were on disability, then 100% of folks would be disabled. Arthritis is not a disease. It is a normal part of living. ...Read more
Lumbosacral spondylosis with disc degeneration, mild posterior disc bulge at l3-4level indenting thecal sac, lateral canals & neural foraminae, treatment?
DDD=arthritis: Arthritis/spondylosis of the disc is ddd. Like wrinkles of skin, ddd happens to everyone to some degree. It starts to be evident on MRI late teens and early 20's, progressing with age. Ddd/arthritis does not = pain. So don't let the diagnosis bother you. Treatment is specific to the pain. If back pain, nonsurgical. Nsaids/tylenol, pt/core strength. For sciatica, above plus nerve root injections. ...Read more
Is it common for a 29 yr old to have thoracic spondylosis without myelopathy and degeneration of lumbosacral intervertebral disc issues? Treatment?
Not very common: Not very common in my experience. Any hx. Of trauma? Otherwise, typically conservative tx. PT, etc. ...Read more
My surgeon wants to fuse me from L3/L4 the write up says: Diagnosis - Spondylosis - Lumbar wtih Myelopathy & Instability - Lumbar. Please explain?
Neck degeneration: Cervical spondylosis is an arthritic-like wear and tear degeneration of the vertebrae, and typically results in neck pain, stiffness, and decreased flexibility. When the process results in bony changes, the spinal canal can narrow at various levels, and if the spinal cord is compressed, that can cause numbness, weakness, and bladder problems (result of "myelopathy"). ...Read more
Have it operated on: If you already have the diagnosis of myelopathy, it may be dormant for a long time. However, it never gets better, unfortunately. Are you certain that the myelopathy is in the thoracic spine. The MRI should also check the cervical and lumbar spine, because the thoracic spine, without any trauma, is rare ...Read more
Can someone tell me what cervical spondylosis without myelopathy means? And what are annular tears?
Yes: Yes. The outer part of the intervertebral disc is known as the annulus fibrosis, and when it tears it is known as an annular tear. Cervical Spondylosis is another way to describe degenerative arthritis in the cervical (neck) part of the spine. Don't hesitate to discuss these findings with your doctor. ...Read more
Cervical spondylosis without myelopathy. I was walking when struck by a suv in may of 2012. No neck or shoulder problems before. Why now?
You got hit by a SUV: All 62 year olds have spondylosis which is the aging of the spine. You sustained an injury to the structures of your neck that in a number of patients can exceed one year from time of injury in the distribution you describe. See a spine specialist for an evaluation and treatment suggestions as even a yonger person without pre existing spondylosis can also experience prolonged symptoms. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with Thoracic spondylosis with myelopathy. I have great faith in my neurosurgeon, but want more info. Affects T4-10.
I was already diagnosed cervical spondylosis and radiculitis, lumbosacral radiculitis, and ljd what are my outcomes for the futu more information on my cervical spondylosis::::will cervical spondylosis and radiculitis, lumbosacral radiculitis, and lumbar
sorry to hear about your problems. First of all, try not to worry. Yes, paralysis is possible with cervical spondylolysis, but it is rare and usually does not occur overnight. Having said that, it is difficult to advise based on the histroy alone. Physical examination and MRI report would be needed to get a better picture of your problem.
The pain does not always correlate with the findings. In other words, many people have severe pain and little pathology or a lot of pathology and mild pain. It sounds like your pain is not acute but rather chronic. Medications do tend to stop working over time and sometimes they need to be changed or replaced by others to control pain.
Increased pain alone does not indicate that something terrible is going on. Watch for weakness in the arms or legs, changes in your bowel/bladder function, and, if you need to, get a second opinion.
Good luck. ...Read more
Leg pain: Spondylolsis is the degeneration of the disks in the spine. Lumbar spondylolsis is quite common and is associated with leg pain and back pain. Leg pain often trumps the back pain and is often made worse with walking and physical activity. The leg pain will resolve with resting. When instability of the spine occurs the back pain is often worse. Spondylolsis so common but is often asymptotic ...Read more
Core: Usually what is described as core strengthening exercises. By strengthening your core, your symptoms can improve and also you will potentially be able to do more as well. ...Read more
Stay mobile: I tell my patients to stay mobile and exercise as much as they can, and formal therapy can also improve one's back problems. ...Read more
Move: Wht ever gets and keeps you moving and you enjoy. ...Read more
Smoking and DDD: That's a bit tricky. It is uncontested that degeneration occurs 4-5x the frequency in smokers—so do postop complications. Why? Likely a couple reasons. 1) nicotine interferes with small vessels which exchange nutrients into the disc, without which it will not survive 2) carbon monoxide levels displace oxygen, which is necessary for disk (and body) health, combine the above for a double insult. ...Read more
Hi this is nessa I am 65 years I am suffering with lumbar spondylosis with levoscoliosis. Is it something I should really worry about. What is the trea?
Not to worry: There is not much to do about the scoliosis now. Of course that depends on how severely curved the spine is. The arthritis or spondylosis I am sorry to say stays. There are medication that can help but spondylosis remains. Surgery to prevent the curve from getting worse is also available. If the pain radiates down the legs, then evaluation for disc disease is needed. Good luck. ...Read more
Treat Spondylosis: If you are talking spondylosis (see part two), you are dealing with a degenerative process, which cannot be reversed. It is treated through medication, exercise, therapy, manipulation, yoga, trigger point injections, and rarely surgery. For most, exercise, therapy, manipulation will control the symptoms, but some treatment will need to continue life long. ...Read more
Yes: It is another name for age related changes to the spine and does not require any specific treatment other than we should all exercise routinely. ...Read more
Exercises: Arthritic changes in the neck & lower back can very challenging to the patient and physician. Generally if there are no associated neurological involvement staying active thru an diverse exercise program works. These may include biking, stretching with yoga, pilates, ect. Certain prescription & otc nsaids and steroids may be beneficial. A firm mattress and good cervical may help. You see your pcp. ...Read more