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Have had prolapsed disc between L5/S1 for several years, what type of neurological symptoms could this cause?

Have had prolapsed disc between L5/S1 for several years, what type of neurological symptoms could this cause?

None or: sciatica. Usually the back pain resolves with time. Sometimes there is muscle weakness or loss. May have numbness in the L5 or S1 nerve root distribution. With the diabetes, I would get an NCV-EMG to sort out what symptoms are due to neuropathy vs. radiculopathy. ...Read more

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Greetings! I would like to ask about m xray result: Loss of lumbar lordosis L5 seen sacralized Spna bifida L5 L5-S1 is narrowed Disc prolapse L5-S1?

Greetings! I would like to ask about m xray result: Loss of lumbar lordosis L5 seen sacralized Spna bifida L5 L5-S1 is narrowed Disc prolapse L5-S1?

Combination of issue: Some of the back issues are congenital, some due to injury or wear and tear. None seems surgical, and your symptoms can respond to conservative therapy. ...Read more

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What will happen if I stop performing the exercises prescribed for L5/S1 disc prolapse? I feel lazy as it takes me an hour to complete the exercises.

What will happen if I stop performing the exercises prescribed for L5/S1 disc prolapse? I feel lazy as it takes me an hour to complete the exercises.

Lumbar disc: Core spinal strengthening exercises should be simple and not time demanding. Get up with a physiotherapist to show some simple stretching and isomteric strenthening of your core to add to your daily regimen ...Read more

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My MRI shows l5-s1 prolapsed disc with compression of root nerve s1, now I am able to walk for 25 min & drive car, what are the physiotheraphy should?

My MRI shows l5-s1 prolapsed disc with compression of root nerve s1, now I am able to walk for 25 min & drive car, what are the physiotheraphy should?

See physician: Physician may refer to physiotherapist, who will focus on rehabilitation and healing of the affected area through range of individualised exercises and stretches. Most important to stay as mobile as possible, aids recovery time. Mild exercise such as swimming, where the water carries the weight is beneficial. Patient should be assessed by physician, orthropod, neurologist) therapy recommended. ...Read more

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What to do if I have c5-c6-c7 disc prolapse and neck is so stiff, also a disc bulge in l4-l5 l5-s1 levels, I am from india?

What to do if I have c5-c6-c7 disc prolapse and neck is so stiff, also a disc bulge in l4-l5 l5-s1 levels, I am from india?

Stretch and Exercise: At your age, I would suggest stretching out and working in strengthening your cores muscles. Take some anti-inflammatories around the clock for the next few days. If you do not improve after a few days, I would consider evaluation by your doctor for further testing and treatment options like epidural steroid injections. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have c5-c6-c7 disc prolapse and neck is so stiff, also a disc bulge in l4-l5 l5-s1 levels, I am from india?

What should I do if I have c5-c6-c7 disc prolapse and neck is so stiff, also a disc bulge in l4-l5 l5-s1 levels, I am from india?

Bulging discs: Bulging, or herniated discs, typically resorb over time. Treatment varies based on the severity of pain and whether you have any neurologic deficit. Treatment can consist of physical therapy and medications or possibly epidural steroid injections or discectomy for very severe pain. ...Read more

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Hello, is there any long term complication for lumbar (l5 s1) discectomy and laminectomy for prolapsed intervertebral disc. Thank you?

Hello, is there any long term complication for lumbar (l5 s1) discectomy and laminectomy for prolapsed intervertebral disc. Thank you?

Pain, instability: Discectomies work well in immediate pain control, but after some time (5-10 years) they may lead to instability and need for segmental fusion. ...Read more

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Do a recent c5-c6 herniated disc with spondylosis and l5-s1 prolapse disc with spondylosis cause symptoms similar to heart attack? Chest pain& fatigue

Do a recent c5-c6 herniated disc with spondylosis and l5-s1 prolapse disc with spondylosis cause symptoms similar to heart attack? Chest pain& fatigue

Not usually. See MD: A cervical disc on the left can cause pain in to left shoulder/scapula and in to the arm. The pain can give a patient fatigue if sleep is impaired. The heart should definitely be evaluated as soon as possible, though, as that could be potentially be life-threatening. ...Read more

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My husband underwent a laminectomy & disc l5-s1 was removed. Please suggest activities to strengthen his back. Is swimming good for the back?

My husband underwent a laminectomy & disc l5-s1 was removed. Please suggest activities to strengthen his back. Is swimming good for the back?

Swimming is great: Once his back skin is healed well (about 3-4 weeks) swimming can be done safely and is a great way to strengthen his core to prevent reinjury. Light yoga and plank exercises are also good way to strengthen the core. ...Read more

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I have a bulging disc l5/s1 can menustration make the pain worse?

I have a bulging disc l5/s1 can menustration make the pain worse?

Bulges: Discs naturally bulge as we age. Unless there is evidence on MRI and on exam that the disc is actually pushing on some other structure (typically a nerve) then the disc bulge is highly unlikely to be the cause of back pain. Look for other causes (muscles, joints, etc.) as for getting worse with menses, has your doctor considered endometriosis? ...Read more

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I have a herniated disc l5/s1 and am being refered to a nuerosurgon. What should I expect next?

He will check you: And see if your case need surgical intervetion or not, the proceed with the treatment. ...Read more

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Is Lumbar Disc (L5/S1) replacement a viable option? If so, is Spinal Kinetics M6L better than Synthes ProDisc?

Is Lumbar Disc (L5/S1) replacement a viable option? If so, is Spinal Kinetics M6L better than Synthes ProDisc?

Yes and no: For the appropriately selected candidate who has also failed non-operative care, I do think a disc replacement can be a very viable option. The profuse in general probably had more ongterm data to support its use at this point, which is not to say it is better (just more documentation that it is relatively safe and effective. ...Read more

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I have a recdnt bulging disc l5-s1... I'vs been hearing many cracks in my spine lately. Is that normal or it is getting herniated?

Bulging disk: A bulging disc does not usually cause "cracking" sounds in the spinal area, being able to predict whether a disc is going to herniate is quite difficult - likely your symptoms are not related. ...Read more

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What is a iR 100 custom procedure exactly? I'm supposed to schedule on for my lumbar disc herniation L5-S1. Curious about actual details of procedure.

What is a iR 100 custom procedure exactly? I'm supposed to schedule on for my lumbar disc herniation L5-S1. Curious about actual details of procedure.

Back pain: Ask your surgeon to explain the procedure using your MRI studies, models of the spine, and brochures. Risks, benefits, and alternative treatments should be discussed as part of the informed consent. IR stands for interventional radiology. Apparently, a radiologist is perfoming your procedure. It is reasonable to ask how many of these procedures has her/she performed and the expected recovery. ...Read more