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Born with it: So basically, L5 is the last of your lumbar (low back) vertebrae and it sits on top of the sacrum which is the end of your spine. The transverse processes, or "arms" if you will, of the L5 sometimes are fused to the sacrum as an abnormality that you are born with. It can cause low back pain, or it can by asymptomatic. If it's partial, then there is only slight and not complete fusion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the best exercises to do at home to strengthen low back and core in case of sacralization L5 to alleviate symptoms. Thanks?
Lot you can do ..: Quite a few exercises could be nominated. The exact exercise is less important; doing them 3-4 times a week is key. Do each for 8-10 reps, working up to 3 sets. 1) Seated bent over stretch: sit on chair, bend over shoulders moving between knees, lower if possible. Hold 20 seconds. 2) Bridge: Lie on back on carpet/mat. Bend knees, raise hips until knees/shoulders in line. Hold 2 secs. 3) Quadraped: begin on all 4's. Lift arm/opposite leg, slowly lower, do opposite. 4) Superman: Lie on stomach, raise arms/legs/chest. Hold 2 sec. Good luck! ...Read more
Born with sacralization and now less than 25% left of my degenerative l4/l5 disc. I had decompression with success. Can area fuse naturally?
Spinal fusion: Your spine will not fuse naturally. Surgery will be needed. ...Read more
What is the surgery for bertolotti's syndrome, is it always necessary, will it get worse? These are the findings so far and want to be able to ask smart questions at the specialist appt: partial sacralization of the L5 segment with hypertrophy of the lef
Sacralization is -: -usually between the L1-S1 vertebrae. this would be a very long sacralisation covering +/- 6 levels. unheard of. ...Read more
Rarely the problem: A sacralized L5 segement suggests that this level is fused with the sacrum. This means there is no motion at the disc so should not cause pain. In some people, they can have a pseudo-articulation (or false joint) form where L5 and s1 are still connected. This can be a pain generator but can be tough to treat. A diagnostic injection can help determine if this where the pain is coming from. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes Many: Sacralization of the L5 is not generally the only problem you may have. Often times the spinal levels above them cause more problems, however I would suggest seeing a spine/pain fellowship trained physician who can address your real concerns and educate you on what to do for relief and what you may be able to do to maintain relief as well. ...Read more
I have sacralization l5 but had no pain until I lift heavy weight a week ago. The pain is very mild on difen b12. Could be serious or a muscle strain?
2 bulging discs in lumbar spine, partial sacralization of l5- any general stretches i can do to relieve pressure on nerves & daily pain?
Leg's numb and tingling sensation xray show L4-5 sacralization with no significant degenerative changes what does that mean?
Merger: Sacralization means the lumbar bones listed are calcifying together, with a appearance like the sacrum (whose bones are all fused together). Can be a normal variant, can occur after trauma (or surgery). If no degenerative changes noted, less likely the source of your symptoms, but nerve studies might be needed. ...Read more