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What Is Arthropathycombined With Bulging Of The Disc Into Subarticular And Forminal Area At L5 S1
Grade I spondylolisthesis and degenerative diffusely bulging disc at l5-s1 with bilateral foraminal stenosis, what to do?
Depends: Grade I L5S1 spondylolisthesis and bilateral foraminal stenosis- no intervention needed if no referable symptoms. Otherwise, physical exam including neurologic function to rule out neurologic deficits. With no referable significant deficit, physical therapy is usually a good start. ...Read more
Bulging of l5/s1 combined w loss of disc space height causing moderate bilateral neural foraminal stenosis slight compression of L5 nerve roots?
I have mild facet arthropathy from l3-s1 as well as bulging discs at l4-5&l5-s1 and bilateral neural foraminal stenosis @l5-s1. What does this mean?
Fusion at L3 L4 lateral herni at L5 moderate bulge l5s1 mild bilat neural foraminal exit stenos should L4 L5 s1 all be fused at this point? Help pl
Surgical risks: It sounds like you have chronic back pain, and that surgery (ies) have not been helpful. The problem with MRI scans of the spine is that they are good at identifying structural changes but do not let us know what is causing the pain. The changes you note on the MRI are common age associated changes. I suggest you see a physical medicine & rehab doctor (non-surgeon) who specializes in the spine. ...Read more
Mri showed a bulging disc and a central annular tear at l5-s1.The disc area was black and tear was sealed over. Would a car accident have caused this?
Herniated disc: Herniated disc at l5-s1 are common. Car accident might cause it too. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with a bulging disc l5/s1 I have had tingling in saddle area that comes and goes can you have this without cauda equina?
Yes: A biuging disc can not cause cauda equina a huge disc herniation can this would never be described as a disc bulge. ...Read more
Pain in l2/l3, l4/l5, l5/s1 areas plus twiching/buzzing in feet, MRI a couple of months ago said l4/l5 Central bulge could all this be discs or unlikely?
I have constant pain/pressure around the L4/L5-L5/S1 disc area, diagnosed MRI report says: Disc bulging with posterior vertebral body endplate osteoph?
Pain may not be-: -from the oeteophyte, because you don't say what level that finding is at or how many levels are involved. The back pain I would assume front your age could very well be from degenerative disk disease of the lumbar spine. A bulging disk is another sign of degenerative disease. There are many treatments available so see your PCP for eval & referrals if needed. ...Read more
Pain Yes: Bulging I don't think so.Get a more detailed answer ›
Suggests you may: Have had surgery for a left L5-S1 herniated disc, and your new MRI still shows disc protrusion in the area close to your prior herniated disc -- hence the wording of residual (suggesting not all disc material was successfully removed), or recurrent (suggesting all disc material was successfully removed, but new disc fragment is now protruding in the same area -- different from the original one.) ...Read more
Does a l5-s1 bulging disc hurt the hip? I have noticed that the pain coming from my hips more than anything else. Explain please.
Possibly: Referral of pain can radiate to several locations. However, disc bulging at l5-s1 is common and doesn't always have associated pain. If the hip pain is on both sides, and clearly away from the back and sacroiliac joints, then perhaps a look at the hips as a separate problem should be considered. ...Read more
Interpret-please. Mild broad-based disc bulge L5-S1 may contact S1 nerve root emerging from dural sac. 2 nerve roots don't appear compressed.
Back pain: It means the person who got this done was complaining of back pain probably with some radiation down one of the legs or perhaps even both. Symptoms of numbness, tingling, or burning pain may also be part of this picture. The MRI report is suggesting there is a bulging disc, which is not a hernia, which may be causing irritation of nerve fibers while not physically squeezing them. ...Read more
Is it common that a 1 month l5-s1 bulging disc makes my whole back/spine in pain? Or its from ddd? I felt pain increased after mckenzie excersies.
Common but not DDD: Degenarative disc disease is age related and do noy usually occur at your age of 28 unless you were treated with high doses of steroids for long period of time for some reason, and it will show on the MRI or cat scan which showed the disc bulge. The disc bulge can cause pain in spine and exercises can exaggerate the pain in the back. ...Read more
Have a bulging disc with nerve compression at L5/S1, what distance is safe for me to walk each with a 10kg backpack for me to have no pain. Thank u?
Get a lumbar pack:
Be kind to your back and it will be kind to you.
Backpacks are hard on the low back. Large fanny packs are known as "lumbar waist packs" allowing one to carry a lot of the weight directly on the hips and decrease back strain. See: http://www. Ebay. Com/sch/i.html? _trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=lumbar+fanny+pack&_sacat=0&_from=R40
I do not endorse this particular model, it is only an illustration. ...Read more
Not normal, but: Can happen, particularly after injury or trauma. To find out how serious it is you need to talk w/your doctor. ...Read more
Only you can decide: This needs to be an extensive conversation between yiu and the doctor recommending it. Spine surgery is no small thing and disc abnormalities happen to almost everyone. The question to ask is "what is the purpose of replacement? What is to be gained? " ...Read more
Is it really rare for l5-s1 bulging disc / minor herniation to slip back to its place compared to l4-l5?
First, discs don't: "Slip" back into place but the majority resolve just fine over time 90% without any surgery. If one were to do a follow up MRI from the first one over a 6 month period, 60+% chance of noting the disc resorted or shrink in size. Also, disc bulges are normal findings on imaging studies of the spine and even significant disc herniations can get better without surgery. ...Read more
My l4 l5 discs have small bulge without significant compression. L5 S1 has reduced disc space and bilateral sacrelization of L5. What should I do?
Research has shown that the findings on imaging studies do not correlate all the time with patient symptoms. If you have no problems then don't worry about it.
If you have back pain, it is more likely to be associated with muscle strain than the bulging disc.
Sacralization is common on of no real signficance. ...Read more
Sex and Anatomy: Nope. Not in any way that I can imagine. ...Read more
Bulges: Discs naturally bulge as we age. Unless there is evidence on MRI and on exam that the disc is actually pushing on some other structure (typically a nerve) then the disc bulge is highly unlikely to be the cause of back pain. Look for other causes (muscles, joints, etc.) as for getting worse with menses, has your doctor considered endometriosis? ...Read more
Can docs explain what does residual/recurrent left central/subarticular l5/s1 disc protrusion mean?
Disc Problems...: Looks like by the verbage you gave, you've had a previous MRI before suggesting that the disc herniation has recurred or stuck around. "Central" just means in the middle of the spinal canal, "Subarticular" suggests below the facet joint since that is the only articulating joint in the spine. Protrusion is just another name for a herniation and specifically denotes the type of herniation. ...Read more
Broad based disc bulge between L5-S1 and L4-L5 has a a broad based central disc protrusion whay am I in pain?
2 bulging discs: In lumbar spine. These discs may push against nerves thereby causing pain. Non-steroidal pain relievers may help. Physical therapy may help. In general, most patients improve within 6 weeks to 3 months. Surgery is often a last resort and may not provide long term relief. Be patient and follow your doctor's instructions. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Can someone explain the effect extension has on a moderate bulging disc w/ mod degeneration at l4-5 and l5-s1?
Complicated...but: There have been lots of studies that show mckenzie exercises help reduce pain but have no (or negligible) effect on bulging discs. They do not reduce recurrences of back pain and little functional benefit. But, I still recommend them for certain patients. See a spine specialist! ...Read more
How common is it for a thin 15 year old female to have bulging discs at l4-5 and l5-s1? She has pain when getting up from a sitting position
Disc bulges: Disc bulges are best considered as asymptomatic incidental findings not used as an explanation for a pain complaint just keep looking for pain generator rule out muscluar pain first, the evidence for disc bulges are painful is weak, and subjective, biased and leads to no effective treatments that uphold the first do no harm ethos one guys opinionl after14 years of experience it. ...Read more
I've a protrusion disc on L5 s1 level and a bulging disc on t12 l1level. I'm an athlete. Do you recommend surgery? I want heal it fast! Thank you
F, 43, severe central disc bulge at L5/S1 cause severe thecal sac compression wt possible impingement at L5 nerve roots bilaterally. What does it mean?
How often does a l5-s1 small protrusion disc / bulging disc shrink over time for a middle-age male? Period? And what helps it to shrink? Please help.
Several things: That have been demonstrated aboit disc herniations include the fact that 66% of them shrink or resolve by 6 monthsvas demonstrated by sequential mris. 90% of disc herniations are treated non operatively while bulging discs are normal and not problematic. Regular exercise, weight control as well as not smoking are key to maintaining a healthy back. ...Read more