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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?

No surgery. Usually surgery is nor indicated for this. BUT, it does sound like your xray suggests significant arthritis of the spine. If otherwise in good health, try taking an NSAID (like naproxen) and avoiding potatoes and other vegetables in the nightshade family. If no response, see a rheumatologist. Read more...
MRI. It sounds as if there are several factors. If you haven't had an MRI I would. Look to see if there is spinal stenosis that is causing this. Neurosurgeon may be able to relieve some symptoms . Read more...
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 more...
Maybe unrelated. I see mild anteriolisthesis commonly in people who have no pain. Sometimes it is degenerative and sometimes it is congenital (born with it). Numbness in both hands and feet is not usually associated with central nerve disease. I agree with your doctor that no treatment is needed for the x-ray findings. The numbness in your hands and feet should be evaluated by your doctor. Read more...

C3-c4, l5-s1 PID on normal X-ray shown. It didn't shown my l4-l5 ddd (mri dec 09). Will it automatically heal?

Degenerative disc. disease seen in 2009 may be difficult to see on plain films in a young person if you did not go on to develop bony changes (facet joint hypertrophy or other changes) Even a herniated disk can "dry up" over time. Ask your doctor to go over the new and old films with you. You can also consult with me if you need another opinion. www.healthtap.com/drericweisman Key code RVFXFG. Read more...

X-ray revealed facet athropathy L3 l4, L5 s1, thoracic ddd changes at multiple levels. I feel electric shocks all day. Whats next steps I should take?

See below. The findings you describe are typical for degenerative changes to the spine. The electric shocks may be related to irritation to the lumbar nerve roots. See your physician to discuss further workup which may include and MRI and/or electrodiagnostic studies. You may also be referred to a specialist for further evaluation. Read more...
Spinal stenosis. Having thoracic ddd, is normal when you're older than 30. The severity can very. Spinal stenosis can give you a sense of electric shocks, but sometimes the cervical spine can be responsible for this. Please have yourself evaluated by a good orthopedic spine surgeon, and get a good diagnosis. Lower extremity radiating pain can be due to the imaging studies you described. Good luck! Read more...

I had lumbar diskectomy laat week l4, l5 and L5 s1. Severe calf spasms no clot, do you have any pain relief suggestions?

Microdiscectomy . Residual L5 and S1 nerve root irritation. Add anti-inflammatory medications, neuropathic pain medicine (gabapentin), and muscle relaxers to eliminate the pain. Apply ice to the low back and consider a low profile back brace. The pain should resolve over the next week. If the pain persists then call your surgeon to exclude a recurrent disc herniation. . Read more...