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Sacral Dimple Bleeding
Probably not: In general, postsacral dimples are found in babies and are related to a coccyx that is retroverted. I believe you probably have a pilonidal sinus. This can drain, get infected and lead to further issues that need to be addressed. I would recommend that it be evaluated. ...Read more
Doubtful: Spina bifida occulta is usually just a failure of the arch of the most inferior vertebrae to form fully. It is almost never associated with bowel and bladder dysfunction. That being said, if you are suspicious with persistent symptoms, see your family md for evaluation and possibly an MRI to rule this out. ...Read more
I have L4/5 cauda equina nerve root nodule; biopsy needed - Can spinal tumor cause skin changes; enlarging dark blotches on that area of back/spine?
Can Cauda Equina Spinal Nodule cause pain/pressure through bowel & pelvic area; and severe constant worsening pain through sacral & tailbone area?
Tailbone pain for about 1.5 mths. No injury remembered. X-ray done and spine curvature found. No numbness/bladder problems. Sacral chordoma?
Varies : Are you saying you do have a sacral chording? If so, that is your answer. A much more common cause is known as coccydynia, which literally means pain from the tailbone. I would not hesitate to be seen. An exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. ...Read more
MRI disc protrusion impingement of thecal sac L4/5&L5/S1, biopsy vulva-mild chronic inflam. nerve or skin? constant stinging vulva area. STDs negative
Not enough info: While it may be difficult to say without looking at the images themselves it sounds like you have disc bulges, not an uncommon finding, but no herniation. The most common symptoms of a herniation would be stereotypical pain in the leg, not the vulva area. I am unclear how the vulva skin biopsy plays into this, was this recommended by your doctor? If not done yet I would recommend a gynecologist. ...Read more
Neural prolotherapy l5s1 herniation with s car tissue around thecal sac abutting s1 nerve root..Pt, decompression , lyrica, (pregabalin) t3's.Could this help me?
Yes.: Neural prolotherapy, prolotherapy, trigger point injections, acupuncture, massage, myofascial release, rolfing and totally avoiding inflammatory foods may be more helpful than the medication. If there are tender knots in your upper butt muscles, most of your pain might be myofascial. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com. ...Read more
My MRI report is>:loss of normal lumber lordosis ,normal vb aligment ,no focal bone or para vertebral soft tssue abnormality seen
Depends: Sacro-iliac injections would only be expected to cure symptoms coming from that specific joint. It would be fairly uncommon for sacro-iliac problems to cause pain in the tailbone (coccyx). There is a condition known as Coccydynia. In that case the coccyx is tender and patients have pain sitting down. A steroid injection in the coccyx is the main injection we try for that. ...Read more
Protruding disc l4-5 l5-s1 touching both s1 roots, indents thecal sac, neural narrowing. Is this a serious problem? Whats the estimated recovery time?
Is it uncommon to have an arachnoid cyst in the spinal canal in c-spine region?It's behind the spinal cord pushing it up,have congenitally small canal
It's: NOT COMMON but is seen in the entire slinal canal from the neck to lower back. It can be drained by an INTERVENTIONAL Radiologist and may or may not resolve permanently. A neurosurgical consultation is probably your next step.... Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more