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How can grade4 cystecele b surgically fixed i hav fused spine L5/S1 & a scs NO pesserys for me. 5 docs cant help..

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

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I have mild levoscoliosis of the thoracolumbar spine, l5-s1. How to treat this. Thank you?

I have mild levoscoliosis of the thoracolumbar spine, l5-s1. How to treat this. Thank you?

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

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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?

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

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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

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 more

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2months after spine surgery (microdiscectomy L5-S1),started pt and I'm feeling great...can I wear high heels?

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

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Experiencing severe inner thigh muscle cramps in both legs. Have spine injury to l5&s1. Have had 2 series of epidural steroid injections.

Experiencing severe inner thigh muscle cramps in both legs. Have spine injury to l5&s1. Have had 2 series of epidural steroid injections.

If pain and cramps: Is all you have and no severe leg weakness i would exhaust all conservative treatment options like pt, aqua therapy and injections. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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?

Several ways: Some of this depends on what part of the leg is affected and the underlying cause. Treatments include medicine, injection therapy, pt, spinal cord stimulation and further surgery. ...Read more

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