Straightening of lumbar spine - Doctor answers
Suffering frm back pain since 2 yrs - which goes down to legs shivering, MRI done - result- STRAIGHTENING OF LUMBAR SPINE, SACROILITIS plz help?
You are going 2 need: A complete medical analysis for this one, I'm afraid the internet won't be much help. The first thing that I think of when I hear your imaging findings is an inflammatory auto immune disorder. I suggest that you see a general internist to begin your evaluation. A pain specialist will also be very helpful. Once you know what is causing this, then you can set about treating the cause. Best to you! ...Read more
A few diagnosis can: Relate to lumbar spine straightening. The most common is paraspinal or ilipsoas spasms are the most common cause. Other issues can be related as well, including postural issues, inflammatory issues such as ankylosing spondylitis, or sacral issues that can lead to lumbar straitening. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Xray report : straightening lumbar spine. What does it mean? Whether my spine need to be straightened or what? What is the treatment?
Loss of lumbar curve: Normally you have little bit curvature in the lumbar area, it may be lose that curvature some times secondary to muscle spasms. ...Read more
My Husband 's Xray shows Straightening of the lumbar spine, with pain from his left buttock down the foot. Anti-inflamatory was useless. What's the cure?
Back Pain: Straightening of the lumbar spine indicates spinal muscle spasm. If there is associated pain (or numbness) that radiates to the foot, a herniated disc is a possibility. Depending on the duration of symptoms, a lumbar spine MRI may be indicated. If symptoms have been present for 2-4 weeks, physical therapy and anti-inflammatories can help. If greater than 4 weeks, would consider MRI ...Read more
MRI report says - 1. Straightened lumbar spine curvature 2. posterior central disc protrusion at L4 -L5 level causing indentation of thecal sac?
Herniation and spasm: One way to describe those findings is you have a herniated disc likely associated with spasm. When paraspinal muscles go into spasm, the lumbar spine straightens out somewhat losing its normal contour. I would not hesitate to be seen to discuss treaent options. ...Read more
Xray - "straightened lumbar spine, likely secondary to muscle spasm. Mid lumbar scoliosis." what can you suggest for her? She's been having back pains
Moist heat, NSAIDs: This x-ray report suggests that this young patient is having muscular lbp w/ secondary muscle spasms which can 'reverse' the normal lordosis of the lumbar spine and cause it to straighten... Esp. W/ non- standing x-rays. Heat, Ibuprofen, gentle massage, and avoidance of aggravating activities can be helpful the first week or so. If symptoms persist consider seeing an orthopedist. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Decrease in: The normal curvature of the lower back which places disproportionate amount of force on the lower lumbar disks and joints leading to accelerated degeneration of these structures compared to ones with a normal curvature. ...Read more
I have 2 herniated disks and 5 buldges one of the hern's l2/3 is deforming the thecal sac, the report says lumbar spine straightening. What can I do?
Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Paraspinal muscles position the spine. Keeping these healthy reduces arthritis, disc and nerve (radiculopathy) problems.
I have severe lumbar arthritis, Not getting surgery. I do core strengthening and flexibility exercises every day.
Google exercises on core muscular strengthening, low back mobility, hamstring stretching.
Then do the exercises as often as needed. Every day is not too often. ...Read more
Overlapped??: An "overlapping" lumbar spine is not a recognized diagnosis. Whomever suggested this is likely not a physician. If you have a symptomatic problem with your lumbar spine see an orthopaedic surgeon or start by seeing your pcp. ...Read more
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more
It varies: For many folks it is painless. It is simply part of the aging process. Depending on your genes, some degeneration begins during the teen years; everyone has some by the mid 60s. In other folks, spondylosis can be associated with pain, stiffness, nerve compression and symptoms like leg pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, trouble walking, even trouble controlling the bladder or bowels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Physical therapy: After a lumbar spine fusion with instrumentation, most patients are mobilized within a day or two. They progress with physical therapy. The incisions are usually healed within a week. Ultimately, the fusion needs to become solid. This may take about 3 months. During that time physical therapy is key in getting the patient moving and overcoming the pain from surgery which can be significant. ...Read more
Pinched nerve: The answer depends on the meaning of the pinched nerve. I need further information to comment on this. A complete neurological exam is necessary to make sure there is no ruptured disc or other symptoms like pain radiating to legs. If it means simple low back due to muscle spasm, then simple stretches, ibuprofen, and moist heat may help. But I need further medical information regarding pinch nerve. ...Read more
Depends if they are: Causing problems. A study of asymptomatic patients (no pain or other issues) showed that roughly 40% have bulging or mildly herniated discs and no issues. You may want to be more careful and work on core strengthening to help support those discs. Exercise, hydrate, and keep in shape and as long as you don't notice symptoms, you may just be part of that 40%! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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