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Does spondylolisthesis cause swelling in the left leg?

Does spondylolisthesis cause swelling in the left leg?

No: Most likely no. It would have to be a high grade slip to push against the blood vessels to and from your leg. If you have swelling of one foot/ankle, talk to your primary doctor. It can be a sign of a blood clot. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Spondylolisthesis (Definition)

Is the subluxation or slippage of one vertebral body over another, usually with the more superior body slipping forward relative to the body below. This can be due to to etiologies such as ligamentous laxity or an abnormality of the bone (spondylolysis). If mild, it may be asymptomatic. If severe or unstable, it could cause kinking/compression of the spinal cord ...Read more


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Does spinal dysraphism surgery in newborn causes problems in later life. My son now 15 having pain in legs due to spondylolisthesis at l5-s1, ?

Does spinal dysraphism surgery in newborn causes problems in later life. My son now 15 having pain in legs due to spondylolisthesis at l5-s1, ?

Talk to MD: This problem could have many causes. I would suggest an evaluation by a neurosurgeon. With mris and physical examination they would be able to offer a course of treatment. ...Read more

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I have 1. Grade 2 spondylolisthesis of L5 over l1. 2. Mild unequal leg length 3. Deviation of nose and have a bit of facial asymmetry. Would these be interrelated? Would this cause muscle pain in luq?

I have 1. Grade 2 spondylolisthesis of L5 over l1. 2. Mild unequal leg length 3. Deviation of nose and have a bit of facial asymmetry. Would these be interrelated? Would this cause muscle pain in luq?

Probably not: Mild leg length inequality, deviated nasal septum and facial assymetry are very common. So, those traits are difficult to associate with gr ii listhesis, which is not very common in a young person like yourself. Anterior abdominal pain is unlikely to be related to it either. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for spondylolisthesis pain in legs and back?

What's the treatment for spondylolisthesis pain in legs and back?

First: It must be established that your back and leg pain are being caused by the condition. If this is established, then conservative care in form bracing, trunk stabilization exercises, prescription or otc nsaids should be tried. If there is no relief of symptoms over a. 6 months period, then a decompression with fusion (anterior & posterior) may be necessary with or without hardware. ...Read more

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I have spondylolisthesis grade 1 I feel always pain in my back and sometimes in my legs my weight 214 lbs my long is 65 in. My spondy in L5 s1.

I have spondylolisthesis grade 1 I feel always pain in my back and sometimes in my legs my weight 214 lbs my long is 65 in. My spondy in L5 s1.

Many options: Given your young age your condition is likely a congenital problem. The best option is to attempt physical therapy to strengthen your back and loose weight. Steroid injections can also help for brief periods of time. Surgery for this condition is quite helpful and many patients that have symptoms at a young age ultimately end up having surgey. ...Read more

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Spondylolisthesis. L3, 4-5 slipped off. Surgery fixed l4-5 but not l3.Was it done right? Now having pain on right leg. (had pain on left leg before surgery

Spondylolisthesis. L3, 4-5 slipped off. Surgery fixed l4-5 but not l3.Was it done right? Now having pain on right leg. (had pain on left leg before surgery

Depends on multiple: Factors. It appears your symptoms are mainly leg pain, and hence a surgeon may have decided that the l45 was the only level with stenosis or pressure on nerve, and wanted to to do only what was needed at the time, and not what maybe needed in the future. Difficult to tell without seeing your prior images, but could be an okay decision. Now, you have to consult with a well trained spine surgeon. ...Read more

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I have spondylolisthesis grade 1 in l5, s1 I always feel pain in my back and somtimes in my legs my country dose not have health care what shouled I do?

I have spondylolisthesis grade 1 in l5, s1 I always feel pain in my back and somtimes in my legs my country dose not have health care what shouled I do?

Surgery is best: Many studies show that for patients with symptomatic spondylolistheis, surgical management is superior to physical therapy. However if surgery is not an option then physical therapy to strengthen your spine and core is the best option. ...Read more

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I have a stable L5 s1 grade 2 spondylolisthesis and it is causing me leg and back pain. Should I get a fusion surgery? Or just decompression surgery

I have a stable L5 s1 grade 2 spondylolisthesis and it is causing me leg and back pain. Should I get a fusion surgery? Or just decompression surgery

Fusion: Decompression alone is unlikely to resolve the issue and is likely to worsen the situation in the long run. Furthermore there are now more options then just posterior fusion, an anterior approach may also be an option but a good surgical opinion or opinions are needed. ...Read more

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I have disc hernation @ t7-t8 with flattening of the left ventricle spinal cord, disc protrusions and spondylolisthesis from L4-S1 resulting in bi lateral stenosis but more on left. Paresthesias on left leg and tingling in hot weather why NORMAL EMG?

I have disc hernation @ t7-t8 with flattening of the left ventricle spinal cord, disc protrusions and spondylolisthesis from L4-S1 resulting in bi lateral stenosis but more on left. Paresthesias on left leg and tingling in hot weather why NORMAL EMG?

The EMG/NCS: Test is a very unreliable (and UNCOMFORTABLE) diagnostic test in the diagnosis of lower extremity symptoms due to spinal cord/disc abnormalities.
It can be normal when imaging shows herniated discs!!
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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I understand that quad muscle tightness is common with spondylolisthesis. Why is that?

I understand that quad muscle tightness is common with spondylolisthesis. Why is that?

Hamstring tightness: Spondylolisthesis (slipping of a vertabra 'in front' of the vertabra below it) generally results in back pain and back spasms which can lead to compensatory 'tightness' in the hamstring muscle group (back of thigh muscles/ tendons that flex knee and span both the hip and knee joint.)'Tight' quads (though it may also be present)is not a typical of spondylolisthesis. Hope that helps! Good Luck! ...Read more

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I understand that quad lumborum muscle tightness is common with spondylolisthesis. Why is that?

I understand that quad lumborum muscle tightness is common with spondylolisthesis. Why is that?

Back pain.: Spondylolisthesis can be associated with back pain and stiffness. Due to the lack of activity, the muscles around the listhesis (such as the quad lumborum) can secondarily get tight. Gentle stretching exercises can be helpful. I suggest initially doing this under the supervision of a physical therapist. ...Read more

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Tingling in left heel after hot shower/hot weather. Brain/spine mri shows hernation at t7-t8 with flattening of the left ventricle spinal cord, disc protrusions and spondylolisthesis from L4-S1 causing stenosis. Why do I have the heat sensitivity?

Tingling in left heel after hot shower/hot weather. Brain/spine mri shows hernation at t7-t8 with flattening of the left ventricle spinal cord, disc protrusions and spondylolisthesis from L4-S1 causing stenosis. Why do I have the heat sensitivity?

Need Neuro exam.: You should see a Neurologist with a copy of the report & (ideally) pictures of the MRI that you underwent. Only a Neurologist can accurately tell you if / why you have heat sensitivity. Usually, heat sensitivity means loss of the ability to tell the difference between hot & cold. The spinal MRI may be misleading. Poor circulation, neuromas, diabetes, & other conditions predispose feet to tingling. ...Read more

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What causes one leg swelling?

What causes one leg swelling?

Many things: Leg vein disease. A blockage in the vein drainage in the pelvis also can cause this. This can be the result of a mass in the pelvis such as ovarian cancer. A blockage in the lymphatic system can also cause this. The lymphatic system drains lymph which is the clearish fluid that you see in blisters. Have a Dr. Evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a sunburn on a leg cause swelling?

Can a sunburn on a leg cause swelling?

Yes: A sun burn is a burn! That will lead to swelling. ...Read more

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What can cause weakness and swelling in leg?

What can cause weakness and swelling in leg?

If you have this: You should be seeking a consultation by video or text or seeing a doctor. It could be serious and someone giving you a list of possibilities will not help you. Do what you need to do for yourself and good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause a sudden increase in leg swelling?

What can cause a sudden increase in leg swelling?

Fluid retention: If it is just one leg, then it usually infers something in the leg itself including blood clot, infection, gout, injury, etc. If it is both legs, that usually suggests systemic fluid retention which usually collects first in the legs. Either way, don't hesitate to be seen and accurately diagnosed. ...Read more

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What causes a sudden onset of swelling in right leg?

What causes a sudden onset of swelling in right leg?

Could be: A blood clot. You should have it checked out as a blood clot could be serious. ...Read more

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What can cause swelling, redness and pain in one leg?

What can cause swelling, redness and pain in one leg?

Possible blood clot: My main worry with those symptoms would be a blood clot in the leg veins called a deep venous thrombosis (dvt). Causes can be long trips/immobility, recent surgery and inherited conditions. These can be life-threatening so need attention. Infections such as cellulitis can also cause those symptoms, as can gout (not always the toe), a baker's cyst behind the knee, and other things. Maybe need checked. ...Read more

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What commonly causes leg swelling and what to do about it?

What commonly causes leg swelling and what to do about it?

Leg swelling: One sided: could be a blood clot, an infection. Both legs: could be a weak heart (unable to pump blood well), liver disease (low albumin), kidney disease (so many of them), venous (vein) insufficiency. Is better to see your doctor ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause swelling in the left leg?

Is there anything that can cause swelling in the left leg?

Blood Flow: If it is not a muscle spasm, or denigration of tissues, it is usually an accumulation of excess blood pooling in the leg. The lower leg is considered the 2nd heart of the body due to the valves in the blood vessels. Without proper blood flow pain can result in the leg and feet. Go to your cardiologist doctor and have them check you lower leg blood flow and valves. ...Read more

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What are the causes of leg swelling and how to treat it?

What are the causes of leg swelling and how to treat it?

Many things: Trauma such as broken bones, sprains, strains. Problems with veins and lymphatic systems. Systemic disorders such as high blood pressure, and heart failure. Blood clots may cause swelling of one leg. Treatment can include elevation and compressive wraps along with medication. See your primary care physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a swelling foot and leg and turning black?

What are the causes of a swelling foot and leg and turning black?

Vein disease common: Venous insufficiency is a common cause of swelling and hyperpigmentation (blackening). This circulation problem is often easily curable although the cosmetic damage may not be completely reversible. A simple, painless and relatively inexpensive ultrasound test can determine if this is the cause. A phlebologist or other physician experienced in this area can quickly assess this problem. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more