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Mild Levoscoliosis Of The Lower Lumbar Spine
Means direction: It means which side the spine is curved .' Levo ' means left ' Dextro ' means towards right . Good Luck ...Read more
X-ray revealed moderate upper lumbar scoliosis and osteophytes in lumbar vertebrae. Possible cause of severe low back and hip pain? Treatment options?
Early arthritis: Not sure why a 34yo has these problems. Your description of X-ray sounds like back spasm causing some local splinting and curvature,not classic scoliosis. Osteophytes typically seen in degenerative arthritis. Do you have autoimmune disease? Lupus? Psoriasis? Rheumatoid? ...Read more
My MRI results of the lower Lumber Spine. Mild degenerative changes of lumbar spine worse at L5-S1 level with broad based
> disk bulge and moderate facet joint hypertrophy causing minimal left sided
> neuroforaminal narrowing. Is there a non-surgical trea
Thoracolumbar Xray shows 3 degree levoscoliosis in mid thoracic region with 4 degree levoscoliosis in the lumbar. Is two levoscoliotic curves normal?
No but: This is likely due to an intervening dextroscoliosis (opposite curve). Doctors will measure it differently, so it is best reviewed by a specialist. Scoliosis is not normal but is mild in you so should not limit your activity. Without seeing the exact nature of the scoliosis on the x-ray, I cannot comment further. ...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
Wear and tear: It simply means 'wear and tear.' Over time, our back, our hips and other areas in our bodies develop changes of arthritis from use; particularly those areas, since they bear our weight. Nothing to be really worried about; part of growing older. One thought; if you're overweight, losing weight can help reduce some of that stress on the joints. ...Read more
My lower lumbar MRI spine without contrast says on the impression part. 1. Straightening of the normal lumbar lordosis. 2. L5-S1 diffuse disc bulging with endplate osteophytes abutting the dural sac in the central canal and bilateral L5 nerve roots in the
Doctor only received radiology report. Cervical spine = lordosis. Thoracic is moderate scoliosis, convex right, lumbar is mild Convex left. Pain help?
Scoliosis: is not an uncommon and incidental finding on xrays. The significance of this finding in relation to your back pain is not easily addressed without the benefit of your history and physical findings. People who have back pain and scoliosis are often evaluated by orthopedic specialists for pain management and treatment. At 29, your scoliosis is unlikely to progress. ...Read more
Yes and No: Compression of the spinal cord in the thoracic spine can cause bowel incontinence and is a medical emergency. Compressed nerves will not cause incontinence but can result in back pain or pain traveling into the ribs, abdomen or upper leg. Bowel incontinence is the most concerning symptom. Go see you doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Levoscoliosis refers to a curvature in your spine. It is distinct and separate from the urinary tract. ...Read more
Scoliosis: This means a right-sided curvature in the spine. Looking from the back, the main curve would be to the right (but other there are 'correcting' curves above and below to the left to help you stay upright). This type of right sided sciolosis is the most common form, esp. In young patients... The degree is important to know to advise you better... Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Degenerative changes of the lumbar spine with moderately severe narrowing of L4 L5 neural foramina?
Spine degeneration: You may already know this, but degeneration simply refers to aging changes in the spine which occur in all of us - disc narrowing and dessication, spinal joint arthritis, bone spurs, etc. The significance of narrowed foramina (also caused by aging changes) is that nerves can get pinched in the area of narrowing, and pinched nerves can result in leg pain. Talk to your doc about treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRI:Straightening of lumbarspine with suggestion of sacralisation of L5 vertebral body.Mild posterior disc bulge seen at L4-5 level
Cause of backpain?
Eval by PM&R: Would be advisable to see a physiatrist. Would consider physical therapy, ice/heat pack, nsaid if no aspirin allergy, and hep program. Also, should be aware of posture and activities that could be worsening problem. So if picking heavy objects should avoid it. Also, consider ergonomic adjustment in work environment so that neck is in neutral position. Cervical pillow could also be bought. ...Read more
I am suffering from disease of lumbar sacral spine reveal lumbar spondylosis.And loss of lumbar lordosis due to back muscle spasm. What is the reason?
Is this serious?
Hypertrophic degenerative findings of endplates and lower lumbar facet joints bilaterally
Osteoarthritis: These findings indicate the presence of osteoarthritis of the spine caused by wear and tear and this is a common disorder of the spine. This is not a life threatening condition although chronic back discomfort may be seen from the osteoarthritis. Morning back stiffness is a common complaint with degenerative arthritis of the spine. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not typically: Lower back problems of degenerative change ( spondylosis ) and associated scoliosis can cause pain in the lower back and legs if there is nerve compromise. There can be balance difficulty if there is enough mechanical abnormality to cause spinal stenosis. True dizziness, however, is not typically associated with a lower back problem and should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more
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