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Spinal Pain On Palpation Of The Spinal Vertebrae
My back pain problem is spinal estenose, what you advise? Cirurgury with a spacer on vertebral discs?
Just a decompression: Stenosis is surgically treatedcwith a simple decompression through a small insicion on the back to relieve leg pain with activityt the complex reconstruction you describe is for something entirely different decompression tak e30 min to do one level4weeks to recover from. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 years ago patient collapsed d11 vertebral body along with small pre & para vertebral hematoma & adjacent spinal canal narrowing still have back pain?
T11 Fracture: D11 (dorsal vertebra) is perfectly acceptable, but us docs are used to t11 (thoracic vertebra). 3 years after injury, i would guess several things are going on: 1) disc above the fracture was injured and is now degenerative and painful (narrow canal) 2) kummell's disease (nonhealing fracture) 3) the spine is imbalanced due to kyphosis 4) there is an unstable joint or ligament injury 5) other. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Grade2 Spondy L5/S1& spina bifida occulta. Low back pain on right.
What would cause sharp moving pain along inguinal ligament?
GP palpation normal
Inguinal ligament: 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
Traction: By spinal decompression i will assume that you mean traction, such as using a vax-d or similar machine. The concept of traction is to restore lost disc height, which can result in improved spinal canal diameter and reduced nerve pinching. The problem with traction is that it is often temporary - in other words, once out of traction, the spine gradually settles back to its original state. ...Read more
Relief the pressure: Spinal decompression is a term that describes the relief of pressure on one or many pinched nerves of the spinal column. Spinal decompression can be achieved both surgically and non-surgically and is used to treat conditions that result in chronic back pain such as disc bulge, disc herniation, sciatica, spinal stenosis, and isthmic and degenerative spondylolisthesis. ...Read more
Tough situation: I am sorry you have this pain. There are many options from chronic medication management to spinal cord stimulators. If possible, avoid further surgery. See an experienced pain interventionalist who can give injections around the hardware and this may help with some of the pain and they also may be able to do the stimulator trials. I hope this helps and best of luck. ...Read more
It is an option for: Treatment of back pain that has been unresponsive to other treatments. It tends to work better for leg pain but lower back pain may be helped. A trial procedure is done and if at least 50% pain relief, a permanent implant can be done. There are several manufacturers including medtronics. There are also several different types of implants and configurations to achieve pain control. ...Read more
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