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What Is Arthropathycombined With Bulging Of The Disc Into Subarticular And Forminal Area At L5 S1
What is forminal disk extrusion on the left at T11-12 with partial effacement of the foranimal fat & subsequent forminal stenosis? Cause pain
Disc Herniation: A forminal disk extrusion is a herniated disc. Your description states that the disk has herniated to the left in the lower mid back region. Foraminal stenosis may cause pain or neurologic symptoms to the left side of your body. Please follow up with an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon for possible options. If pain is present you may be able to followup with a pain management specialist. ...Read more
I have osteophyte contact of the nerve root at the L5 S1 facet joint Also disk degeneration Recently I am feeling like the nerve in the anterior porti?
Nerve root pain?: Osteophytes are the body's way of spreading out the pressure in an area in which a joint or disc is wearing out. Sometimes those spurs can irritate nerve roots. The body often will compensate over time however, if weakness, burning pain and numbness occur then you should seek evaluation and treatment by an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon. ...Read more
How serious is this? Diffuse disc buldge with facte joint arthropathy at L5 s1 level, indenting the thecal traversing nerve roots?
It's a description: Of a picture. A picture is not a diagnosis. Physical exam findings and the degree of your pain or disability should dictate the seriousness of a problem, not a snapshot at a moment in time. Your doctor will tell you what this means with all the information at hand. ...Read more
Does a disc prolapse with annular tear of one of the lumbar discs predispose me to herniation of adjacent discs in the future?
No: No, it would not make it any more or less likely to have any problems at an adjacent disc. ...Read more
Treatments options for l5/s1 disc extrusion that effaces the s1 nerve root along with mild anterposterial congenital spinal stenosis of the lumbar spi?
Is it safe to run with . L5/S1 disc protrusion with narrowing of right exit foramen and L5/S1 grade 1 spondylolisthesis ?
What is narrowing of the spinal column, its atl4 L5 but have symptoms of a ruptured disk on outer thigh MRI as only 1 image attained clostrophobic?
Spinal Stenosis: Arthritis can cause decreased room in your spinal canal which can produce nerve irritation similar to a herniated disk in certain situations. If you have stenosis at l4-5, you could have pain along the outer thigh, calf and top of foot which would mimic nerve irritation at that level from a herniated disk pushing on the L5 nerve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've was diagnosed with minimal annular bulging at l4-5 & l5-s1 (with a CT scan of the lumbar spine). Which discs in the lower back are those?
The lowest two: Rightvabove your pelvis.Get a more detailed answer ›
Back pain L1 L2 there is a milddegenerative disc change with a small left lateral disc protrusion into the inferior aspect of the neural foramen
This : This sounds like an excerpt from an MRI or myelogram of the lower spine. What's being described is a fairly typical finding for someone with degenerative disc disease and is not by itself too worrisome. If, on the other hand, you are having some back pain or some pain radiating down your left leg, then this disc problem could certainly explain those symptoms. There are a lot of things that can be done to treat this problem--if it is symptomatic--ranging from physical therapy to local steroid injections to surgery. I agree with the previous answer, which was that you should consider seeing a spine specialist, though i would add that going straight to surgery would probably be overly aggressive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With degenerative disc disease, facet arthrosis, nerve compression, buldging discs lumbar and cervical regions, synovial cyst posterior lumbar region in spine, continueum spasms, the need of surgery is the option as of now. I have been through all treatme
Unsure of question: Most surgeons exhaust non-operative care before recommending surgery. Non-operative care can include medications (anti-infammatory arthritis type medicine or pain medications), physical therapy, activity modification, exercise, bracing, chiropractic care, interventional pain management (injections), or alternative medical approaches. ...Read more
What causes neck arthritis is a young adult? My MRI showed narrowing of the disc space and a slight bulge.
What is this? Moderately severe disc and joint degeneration at C5-6. Mild disc dessication otherwise with minimal endplate spurring at C4-5 and C6-7. At C5-6 there is disc bulge and spur, mild inferiorly protruding broad-based disc material centrally.
The : The quoted text appears to be part of a radiologist's interpretation of an MRI of the cervical spine (the neck). It points to some anatomical evidence for degeneration ("wear and tear") of the disks (gristle-y cushions between the bones) and the bones in the neck. The neck bones are numbered from 1 to 7, from the top to the bottom. The spaces between the neck bones are filled in part by discs, and in part by other joints. These spaces and joints are indicated by the numbers of their adjacent vertebrae. C5-6, for example is the junction between the 5th and 6th vertebrae. The spinal cord runs through a channel. The walls of the channel are formed by the bones of the vertebrae. The channel is called the central canal. The spinal cord gives of paired spinal nerve roots, which pass through smaller bony channels to get to the neck and the appendages. These channels are called foramina. Stenosis is a narrowing in a channel. Foraminal stenosis is narrowing of one of the smaller channels, which can possibly pinch one of the nerve roots, causing sensation problems, pain, or weakness. Central canal stenosis is narrowing of the central canal, which can sometimes squeeze the spinal cord. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
L5-S1 Herniation associated with an annular tear and producing impingement upon left ventral portion of the thecal sac. Can i get better, if yes How?
Conservative measure: Not every patient with a disc herniation needs surgery, in fact most do not. Patients can opt to exhaust conservative measures such as physical therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, rest, ice or heat, pain medications, activity modification and lumbar epidural steroid injections ...Read more
What does a mild upper thoracic curvature convex to the left mean? I also have mild wedging of the T11 and T12 vertebral bodies with loss of approximately 5% of vertebral height. Is this concerning?
Spinal alignment: Spinal alignment varies from person to person, and can change suddenly with a fracture, or be abnormal from a childhood curve, such a scoliosis. Since your findings are mild, they may be just your "normal" variation. That is, everybody is shaped a little differently, but it doesn't cause a problem for most. If you have pain, a change in your posture, or an injury, see a spinal specialist. ...Read more
What type of surgery is done for broad based disc bulge at l4, L5 and facet hypertophy at l4-s1 causing back and leg pain if sugical route is taken?
Decompression: I would first ask if you have had physical therapy, chiropractic care, injections, massage, accupuncture. If not, you should consider it as it might completely resolve your symptoms. These are all relatively benign, easy options. If they don't work to improve your symptoms, then you have no choice. Speak to your surgeon to discuss all your appropriate options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the maximum weight that I can lift/carry with a L4/L5 disc bulge and L5/S1 disc herniation with an annular tear?
Help i did an MRI of my cervical spine and the result was posterior disc herniations as noted at c-4 c-5 with impingement straightening and reversal of the normal curvature on the saggital views.
Mild disc space narrowing as noted at c-4 c-5. Posterior d
Hi, : Hi, what are your concerns/specific questions? These results discribed are disk disease/degenerative changes, there is nothing described to tell of how sever eit is so it is difficult to know what the extent is without seeing the images. The most important thing concerning the MRI is to make sure the finding are consistent with your symptoms in order to tell if it is of any concern. As we age, most of us have the abnormalities as described in your report, but the importance is deciding if this is the cause of your symptoms. This should be done by your doctor. Let me know if i can be of further assistance. Dr khoury usradreview.Com [email protected] ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a disc bulge with a superimposed disc herniation ? I have them @ l5-s1, l4-l5, l1-l2& moderate to large one in the right neural foramen @l3-l4
Multiple Pathologies: A disc bulge is just what it sounds like: a circumferential enlargement of the disc that is broad based in general. A disc herniation usually is either a protrusion or extrusion. A protrusion is one where the base (the part that attaches to the disc) is larger than the part that extends out. An extrusion is one where the base is smaller than the part that extends out suggesting it worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between a herniated disc a disc protrusion and disc extrusion. And which is most serious if the three ?
Big difference: Disc Protrusion is when the distance between the edges of the disc herniation is less than the distance between the edges of the base. Disc Extrusion is when the distance between the edges of the disc material is greater than the distance at the base. Disc herniation may vary in severity from case to case. ...Read more
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