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Spina Bifida Occulta S1
Spina bifida occulta: A common finding on x-ray and rarely requires any from of treatment. ...Read more
Would Spina Bifida Occulta cause Grade 2 Spondylolisthesis of L5/S1. Are they both related? Thanks
Possibly: Spina Bifida occulta is often an incidental finding when someone develops back pain and has an x-ray done. This is due to incomplete fusion of the spinous process. This area of the spine usually does not result in instability but if there were other defects, such as the pars, then this could result in the slippage you are describing. Discuss with your Doc. ...Read more
Can Spina Bifida Occulta worsen and develop into Spina Bifida? My MRIs show severe issues in every level of my spine, but only the L5/S1 shows SBO
No, the anatomical-: -variant has always been there & no need 2 worry. Also it has nothing to do with your complaints. It is usually found incidentally on X-rays. ...Read more
Pain! How to treat, chiro? X-ray shows spina bifida occulta@l5, grade1 anterolisthesis of L5 w/spondylosis, mild disc space height loss@l4-5&l5-s1
Too little info:
As dr. Hines says, a neurosurgeon can help differentiate all of the above and provide you with the best treatment options for your condtion. There are many factors to consider- your age, how much spondylosis, pain location, duration, relief, exacerbation, general health, etc. See a neurosurgeon for some good answers.
Best of luck to you. ...Read more
Grade2 Spondylolisthesis of L5/S1& spina bifida occulta. Low back pain on right. Sharp moving pain along inguinal ligament? GP palpation normal
Need surg consult:
A Grade 2 Spondylolisthesis definitely needs to be evaluated and treated by an orthopaedic or neurosurgeon who specializes in spinal surgery. You are just on the border of requiring spinal surgery, i.e. a fusion, with a Grade 2 slip.
The inguinal pain may/may not be related to the back. Time to see your surgeon for an up-to-date evaluation ...Read more
Grade2 Spondy L5/S1& spina bifida occulta. Low back pain on right. What would cause sharp moving pain along inguinal ligament? GP palpation normal
Maybe the ligament itself is injured? But there is no pain with palpation? It is not likely to be from your lower back spondylosis. That would be more likely to affect your feet and calves.
Here is some info about the inguinal ligament:
http://sportsmedicine. Answers. Com/other-injuries/injuries-to-the-inguinal-ligament ...Read more
Skin covering: Spina bifida occulta, like open spina bifida, is a congenital malformation involving a problem with closing of the neural tube during development. However, there is not exposed neural tissue in spina bifida occulta. There can be tracts connecting the skin to the spinal cord, or lipomas or bands (tight filum) which can cause neurologic deficit. There can also be bony issues. ...Read more
Don't worry: This is a very common x-ray finding noted in about 22% of the population and is known as an incidental finding with no bearing on any stability issues and is asymptomatic meaning it does not cause pain. It also does not change over time. It can be associated with spondylolithesis and some transitional vertebra or base of spine anatomy variants that may alter spinal mechanics and cause pain. ...Read more
No: Spina bifida occulta is a mild defect of the spine where some of the bones don't completely fuse together to close the spinal canal. Usually occurring at the very bottom of the spine. This diagnosis is usually incidental. And it just may be a coincidence if a patient has both scoliosis and spina bifida occulta. ...Read more
5-10 x greater: Spina bifida occulta is a common condition occurring in 10-20% of normal healthy people with the most frequently seen form is harmless. The "less common" forms of spina bifida occulta affect the spinal cord & have potential health consequences. Risk of recurrence (mother-parent) is 5-10 times greater than the gen. Population. Seek genetic counseling/medical follow up. Consume Folic Acid daily. 4mg. ...Read more
Is spina bifida occulta congenital condition? What are the remedies? I get bothering back pain at least once a year but does not affect daily activiti
Possibly: Spina Bifida occulta is often an incidental finding when someone develops back pain and has an x-ray done. This is due to incomplete fusion of the spinous process during development and is congenital. An MRI could be helpful to examine the spinal cord to see if there is and tethering. Discuss with you Doc. ...Read more
Possibly: Spina bifida occulta is a congenital skeletal and therefore musculoskeletal abnormality. It is more a predisposing factor, meaning some people will have problems due to it while others will not. Cheerleading is an energetic sport and involves a lot of stress to the spine. One should remain active but try to find activities that do not aggravate or predispose to pain. ...Read more
I'm disabled with spina bifida occulta, I sit down all now my stomach is giving me trouble, is it connected?
Would be helpful...: ...to understand what "stomach trouble" you're experiencing so as to better answer your question. Can you expound on your concerns. ...Read more
I had spinal fusion surgery for spina bifida occulta 6 years ago I have chronic back pain what can I do?
Talk to surgeon: There are various options for the treatment of chronic back pain, however, you might want to check with your surgeon and get their opinion. ...Read more
Diagnosed w Spina Bifida Occulta: I been lifting weights for 2 years. Started feeling soreness in my lower back. Does squats and deadlift affect SBO?
Don't do it:
There are many other exercise choices available rather than squats and dead lifts.
Strongly recommend that you increase your core strength/abdominals and this would greatly benefit your lower back. ...Read more
I'm 37 years old have spina bifida occulta which has never really caused much grief except for kidney failure now have numbpatch on leg, tethered cord?
Not likely: A tethered cord may be a problem during periods of rapid growth during childhood. As an adult, it is very unlikely to start causing a problem. Minor numbness is common in normal persons and may be a trapped or pinched nerve. Tight clothing may be a cause or pelvic problems including inflammation of kidney or uterus or ovaries, etc. Discuss this with your doctor. May need pelvic ultrasound. ...Read more
I play football for several years but I have spina bifida occulta and the last year I feel fatigue in the spine. It is my dream to become fotbal player?
Now the story: Is slightly different from your previous question. Your spina bifida occulta May or may not keep you from your dream. In the majority of cases asymptomatic spina bifida occulta has no significant impact. However, you are now reporting back issues. That changes things. Only a thorough evaluation can sort this out. ...Read more
Noticed that 3 week old baby has a mild y-shaped bum crack and a very small pink-reddish birth mark out 2 inches above his bum. Dr never mentioned anything. Is this likely spina bifida occulta?
Not necessarily: The rose colored birthmark is likely the same as many have at the base of the neck called a stork's bite. I see them occasionally from the gluteal cleft to the top of the head but usually in the mid-line. The Y shaped cleft is a common variation and rarely associated with a tethered cord (anchored) which would become evident much later but not spina bifida. ...Read more
Hi doctor I am 18 years old male. I was diagnosed with spina bifida occulta. I play football, but I feel fatigue in the spine. Can continue to play footb?
Active Spina Bifida:
Sounds like you are very healthy. Do you have any pain in your legs or bowel or bladder issues?
The majority of people with Spina bifida occulta will be healthy, with no restrictions. If you have been playing football for awhile, you probably can safely continue
See this for info http://www. Spinabifidaassociation. Org/site/c.evKRI7OXIoJ8H/b.8277205/ ...Read more
I have 35 degree congenital lumbar scoliosis along with spina bifida occulta in L5 vertebra. Is lifting weights and doing push ups a good idea?
Having had mild lower back pain and recently fatigue after sport activities, it revealed Spina Bifida Occulta. Can I continue Badminton sport anymore?
Spina bifida occult: This should not interfere with any of your activities ...Read more
No: This will generally cause no symptoms or problems for you in the future. ...Read more
I got this feedback from an X-ray. There is Lumberization of S1 with spina bifida occulata there is anterior wedging of the T12 body mild ddd at L5S1. Should I be concerned?
Lumbarization: Of S1 is an anatomic variation, usually of no concern. Likewise, spina bifida occulta is a minor variant, usually an incidental finding of no concern. Mild "ddd" is mild degenerative arthritic changes at that level. T12 anterior wedging could also be an anatomic variation, or indicate prior compression fracture, would need to evaluate the xrays to try to determine which. ...Read more
I'm 22. X-ray shows spina bifida s1. I do not have a defect on my skin. I have lower back pain. I get the pain also right after workout. What can I do?
Time for a checkup!: Spina Bifida may occur without any skin or neurologic complications. However, if your symptoms are severe or getting worse (progressive) then a complete orthopaedic evaluation is necessary. This may also include a CT or MRI scan of your back. In the meantime, you should cut back on the length or intensity of your workout to see if that may be a key factor in your symptoms. ...Read more
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