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What Does Grade 1 Spondylolisthesis At The L4 5 Level Mean
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
Spondylolisthesis with flexion. Extension level 3.55 mm of anterolisthesis.flexion is 5.99, neutral 3.77 mm, mod central stenosis. l4-5 anterolisthes?
Spondylolisthesis: This is an MRI report of the low back which shows moderate narrowing of the spinal canal at the lumbar 4/5 level. In addition, there is a small slip with instability at the lumbar 4/5 level. This is arthritis which often causes pain in the low back with bending and stooping. The pain may radiate into the calf, ankle or big toe. There may be numbness too. See a neurosurgeon for treatment. ...Read more
Mild scoliosis; grade 1 spondylolisthesis l5-s1; l4-5 prom l paracentral disc extrusion; mild ligamentous & facet hypertrophy. Treatments?
Spondylolisthesis. Pictures before surgery showed l3, 4, 5 all slipped, but doctor's surgery only fixed l4, 5 but not l3. Doctor never explained why.
Ask him why.: I need 2 ask him why. I'm sure he has a good reason and will explain it 2 u. Don't b bashful. ...Read more
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
46 yrs, female, runner Dx'd with grade 2 spondylolisthesis at L4-5 BUT due 2 cord compression @ C-5/6/7 insist asymptomatic c-spine surgery 1st. Idea?
C Spine first: The C Spine pathology is the most serious for long term disability. Once that is corrected the address the L-Spine issues ...Read more
MRI finding: This sounds like an MRI description of your lumbar spine. What this refers to is a bulging of the l4-5 disc. This can lead to compression on the thecal sac which is the dural lining that encases the spinal nerves. The degree of compression determines if there are symptoms or if surgical decompression is needed. Symptoms include back pain with radiation down both legs with weakness. ...Read more
What does minimal posterior annular bulges at l4-5 and l5-s1 level mean. Spinal canal, neural foramina and nerveroots are normal? How serious is this?
I have a grade 1 spondylolisthesis l4/l5/s1 with stenosis. My pain would be described as burning and a feeling of heaviness in my lower back . ?
Common: Spondylolisthesis commonly causes back pain. Lumbar stenosis commonly causes leg pain, numbness especially with extended activity. Weight control and core muscle exercises are a first step. If these don't help, consultation with a neurosurgeon or orthopedic spine surgeon would be a reasonable next step. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just had this surgery and not sure what it all means. Drs tried to explain but i was on strong meds. Hemimamirotomy l4-5 plif clamps?
Ask your doctor : Don't be afraid or ashamed. Everything you don't understand or are not sure about your condition or treatment can be perfectly explained by your doctor. Nobody better than the person that just operated on you to tell you precisely what he did. It is common to forget what doctors tell you when under medication. Ask him again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing much: Facets are the left and right joints of the back of the spine present at each level such as L3-4 and L4-5. They contain fluid because as joints they need lubricants. Sometimes MRI can show this fluid. If there is only mild amount seen, it probably means very little. When there is a lot, we spine surgeons feel that there is possibly too much movement, perhaps inflammation, and possibly cause pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At l4/5 I have a minor annular disk bulge that only minimally indents thecal sac at this stage, what's this mean and can it reside?
Not much: This is not a significant mechanical issue. ...Read more
Discs at l3/4 & l4/5 are both abnormal for a patient of my age, with desiccation. There are posterior annular tears at both levels?
What ?: I'm not at all sure what you are asking. Please try again so you can get an answer. ...Read more
Can you explain my findings...grade 1 anterolisthesis of L5 on S1 of 4mm. Degenerative about facet joints L4-5 and L5-S1.
X-ray says: grade 1 anterolisthesis of L4 on L5 (6mm) mild disc height loss @ l3-4, l4-5, l5-s1. Feel asymmetric pain: upper r calf/l sole. Related?
Yes: This is also called degenerative spondylo and is dueit to degenaration of the facet joints.It also produces some degree of spinal stenosisand some impigment of the nerve roots and hence some radiculopathy that can give you the symptoms you are expiriencing now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
23m 5mm paracentral bulge @ l4-5 & l5-s1, 4mm retrolisthesis at both levels as well. S/p l5-s1 discectomy/hemilaminotomy & 3 epidurals. Still have daily pain at least 4/10 & getting worse. What next?
Xray=3 mm Anteriolisthesis @ C3-4 facet arthritis, Mild DDD @ C4-5 & C5-6, Grade 1 Anteriolisthesis @ L4-5, Moderate-severe DDD at L5-S1. Doc says no treatment. In lots of pain. Numb feet & hands. Low back feels unstable walk w/ cane. Butt pain too?
Further work up : May want to consider further work up including an mri of the cervical and lumbar spine and a nerve conduction test if your extremities. Xrays don't tell the whole story and there may be a simple solution to your symptoms. If you are not being taken seriously, consider a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What does this mean?
Mild L4-5 disc and moderate L4-5, L5-S1 facet degenerative changes. There is millimeter anterolisthesis of L4 on L5 secondary to
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