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Spine L5 S1
How can grade4 cystecele b surgically fixed i hav fused spine L5/S1 & a scs NO pesserys for me. 5 docs cant help..
Urogynecologists: You may want to see a Urogynecologist. This is the speciality that treats this problem. Non surgical options may include a Pessary. Surgical options would have to be based on the examination. The most common surgery is called an anterior repair. There are a variety of techniques and prolapse mesh kits designed for this problem. You will need to see a doctor in person for an exam. ...Read more
Scoliosis treatment: Levoscoliosis implies that you have a curvature of your spine that points to your left. The l5-s1 disc is often associated with a compensatory fractional curve. Typically, treatment tends to be conservative - pt, medications, and on occasion, spinal injections. Bracing is typically reserved for children with scoliosis who are still growing. Surgery is reserved for only severe cases of scoliosis. ...Read more
Was told have congenital "small lateral recess space" in the lumbar spine L5 s1 what if it's because i'm a different race, i.E. Far east?
Possible: Congenital stenosis is a common condition. It means that your spinal canal is smaller than what would be expected at that particular level of the spine. It affects surgical planning but does not mean that you will absolutely have to undergo surgery to treat your back. ...Read more
Facet joint pain or si joint pain? Pain is located in lower left, 2 inches from spine (l5-s1 area). No reffered pain. 2 somewhat positive facet blocks
Can Be both: However if the facet block gave you 70-100% pain relief, then more likely to be your fact joint. If less than 50% relief, then consider the SI joint as a definite source of your pain. Also if not ruled out already, I often find things like spinal stenosis or herniated discs also have this same pattern of pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2months after spine surgery (microdiscectomy L5-S1),started pt and I'm feeling great...can I wear high heels?
EZ does it: Very high heels could put unwarranted strain on your lower back. Start with a pair with 2-3" heels, wear them for a few days and see how your back reacts.Go back to flats if your back begins to hurt. Gradually increase the height over time, slowing down if you experience discomfort in your back. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
My MRI results of the lower Lumber Spine. Mild degenerative changes of lumbar spine worse at L5-S1 level with broad based
> disk bulge and moderate facet joint hypertrophy causing minimal left sided
> neuroforaminal narrowing. Is there a non-surgical trea
Experiencing severe inner thigh muscle cramps in both legs. Have spine injury to l5&s1. Have had 2 series of epidural steroid injections.
I had l5-s1 spine fusion and a L4 foraminotomy in several months ago, is there a way to relieve back pain radiating down my left leg?
Having scoliosis surgery and fusion to thoracolumbar spine to pelvis and l5/s1 decompression with multilevel osteotomies. What happens in surgery ?
Lumbar scoliosis: Simple. Incision made in back to visualize spine to be fused. Length of incision appropriate for fusion. The facet joints are removed and the bone prepared for fusion. At l5-s1, facet and disk removed, and spacer placed into disk along with bone graft. Multiple laminectomy and facet excisions (osteotomy) to make spine more flexible. Rods/screws placed to maintain correction. Bone graft placed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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