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Rotated L5 Vertebrae
X-ray results showed- advanced L5-S1 degenerative disc disease, moderate facet in lower lumbar spine, L5-S1 4mm retrolistnesis and moderate sclerosis ?
Worn down: L5-S1 is the lowest motion segment in the spine. The MRI shows that level has become "worn down" leading to degeneration of the disc and the facet joints, sclerosis, and a slight slippage (retro listless) of one vertebrae on the other. Don't hesitate to be seen. Many good treatment options available. ...Read more
L3-l5 no disk disease, minor degenerative facet change, no impingement. L5-s1 no disk disease, bilateral degenerative facet change no impingement. Mean?
Back pain: You are describing low back arthritis in terms of an MRI of the lumbar spine. Low back pain can be generated from degenerated or torn discs, nerve impingement from herniated discs, and inflammed or degenerated joints (facet) that connect one segment of the spine with an adjacent segment. Reducing or eliminating low back pain involves physical therapy, injections, and possibly surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Intermit midbackpain wheremy spine curves frm scoliosis. Radiates around under right ribs. What could cause? Months b/t episodz sometimes.
Midbackpain and ribs: Scoliosis is an unhealthy curvature of a normally straight spine, affecting 12 million people worldwide. A rotation of the vertebra and the rib cage usually accompanies this unhealthy curve. Bio-mechanical stresses that could potentially cause rib pain. Cobbs angle needs to be measured by spine x ray to ensure curvature is not compressing the pulmonary space. Also monitor your respiration /heart.C. ...Read more
Post fusion 2009: now l4-5 right facet joint arthrosis, severe neural foriminal stenosis with some compression. Surgery needed?
Xray: Both Hips AP, Frogleg. Results: Sclerotic lines both femoral heads. Symptoms: pain/clicking sound/limited range movement. Do i need new hip?
Unlikely: Doesn't sound like arthritis of significance, more likely may represent some degree of hip impingement. Slight bony prominence on femoral head, slightly excessive overhang of anterior hip socket or both. These bony abnormalities can lead to labral tearing and ultimately arthritis if left unchecked. Diagnosis requires additional xrays/MRI.Labral tears can be repaired and excess bone resected. ...Read more
Bony structure under medial malleolus bilaterally, no pain w/ compression, tibial nerve is palpable, mild flat foot.Could it be misaligned calcaneus?
Joints: Yes I do believe that hypermobile joints wear unevenly. ...Read more
Two disc herniations 1 pinching C8 ddd canal stenosis and severe carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands. Which is causing severe hand numbness 3yrs ?
Likely carpal tunnel: Both have overlap within the hands depending upon the distribution. MRI is necessary of cervical spine and in many cases if distribution is not distinct, further an EMG/Nerve conduction study to delineate. In most cases however, it is more likely the carpal tunnel is the culprit. Consultation/examination by a neurosurgeon would be most appropriate for diagnosis. ...Read more
Can a pinched nerve of the L4, L5, S1, or S2 (racepinephrine) cause difficulty passing stool, i.e., rectum/sphincter won't relax/function properly?
?cauda equina syndr.: If you possess a large ruptured disk in the lower back which compresses multiple nerve roots, or if you have lumbar stenosis, this could affect both bowel and bladder, but a localized pinched nerve at the root level otherwise will have not influence on bowel dysfnctn. ...Read more
Till what age does wrist circumference increase? 20, wrist size 6.7 inches,height 173 cm, ankle 8.9 inches.
Varies somewhat: The mechanism by which the circumference of the wrist increases includes the growth of the bones that make up the wrist, the joint spaces in the wrist, and also the soft tissues of the wrist as well. Bone growth in males can vary quite a bit anywhere usually between 14 and 21. Muscle and tendon size vary with use. Even elderly patients can have increase in wrist circumference due to arthritis. ...Read more
20 yo f. Pars defect @ L5 and facet arthritis in l2-l5. Chronic since March. PT, and injections help very little. Bracing doesnt help either. Options?
All solid zirconium that support span of 4 unit bridge covering teeth 11 to 14 broke after 10 weeks. Previous porc bridge also broken. Causes/options?
Dynamic forces: Many factors can lead to this, but most important are the support base and the bite. This is a long span to cover when starting with the canine, but do not expect the zirconium to fx. Likely clenching/grinding without occlusal guard/compliance . See the expert in reconstruction - Prosthodontist. Consider 2 crowns and 2 implants (12,13) with crowns and bite correction (lower arch). good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Potentially: Possibly, scoliosis sually begins with a rotation of the vertebrae. This causes a rib hump, otherwise known as an asymmetric trunk rotation. There are also patients with neuromuscular conditions such as cerebral palsy that have muscular imbalance and can have scoliosis. Please consider being checked, a simple xray will definitively answer the question of whether or not you have scoliosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mri- c5-6 there is apparent central bony bar abutting the ventral cervical cord. What does this mean?
May mean nothing : The bar is a bone spur. Caused by disc degeneration at that level. It is a common finding and may not mean anything clinically. The important question is whether or not there is actual spinal cord compression. Per your question, it sounds as if the spinal canal is narrowed a bit (stenosis), but there is not any spinal cord compression. Frequently, pt and traction can be of benefit. ...Read more
What does this mean? L-5 s-1 there is central disc protrusion which contacts the thecal sac and bilateral facet degenerative change thickening flavum
Disc & Facet Issues: Looks like by the verbage you gave, your MRI suggests that you have disc herniation at L5/S1. "Central" just means in the middle of the spinal canal,"bilateral facet degenerative change thickening flavum" suggests arthritis of the facet joint and the ligament that protects the spine is thickened due to that arthritis. Protrusion is just another name for a herniation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Ankylosing spondylitis can curving of the spine and shoulders that have bent forwards cause breathlessness and chest pain?
What is the probability of bone growth 10 mnth post L3-S1 fusion after removal of growth stimulator&complete non-union at L3L4 with 2 loose screws L3?
Have patellofemoral syndrome & chondromalacia w/subluxable patella. During exercise patella shifted & could not walk. Later loud pop w/swelling.
I have advanced spondylosis with grade 1 spondylesthesis, i feel acute pain while standing up straight.I hv to bend torso towards hip to walk.
Many treatments: Start with physical therapy and core conditioning. At some point an epidural steroid injection might be helpful. If all else fails and your symptoms impact your activities of daily living, surgery can be curative. I would suggest seeing a spine surgeon with expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery if it comes to that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cwk ct, mri: calcification and facet arthropathy of c3-c7. Does this explain pain, spasm in neck, shoulder/shoulder blades, headache, arms, back stifness, difficult/blockade when walking, turn/hold neck?
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