My 14 yo son had an X-ray due to lower back pain and it showed spina bifida occult L5, and mild wedging deformity T11 what does it mean?
Probably unrelated. These findings can be incidental and of no clinical significance. During the rapid growth of puberty there can be aches and pains that resolve with time. If he is otherwise healthy without signs of spine problems (scoliosis, bowel or bladder dysfunction) there is no reason for further testing. Mri of lumbar and sacral spine will probably be normal.
A Spina big idea . Occulta of L5 means nothing by itself but there is a higher incidence of a spondylolysis in this patient population so further testing may be indicated to rule this out if pain persists. A mild wedging of t 11 may also be a non specific finding or could indicate an issue also requiring further imaging like a MRI . Talk to your doctor if symptoms are persisting.
Having had mild lower back pain and recently fatigue after sport activities, it revealed Spina Bifida Occulta. Can I continue Badminton sport anymore?
Spina bifida occult. this should not interfere with any of your activities. Read more...
Would the pain I am having in my neck cause issues with my spina bifida cause I have a lot of lower back pain?
Possibly. It depends on the type and severity of your spina bifida... did you have surgery? Did it cause any scoliosis or difficulties with walking? If so, you may have secondary neck pain from irregularities in your lower spine and the way you walk and hold your body. I suggest seeing your neurosurgeon, physical therapist, orthopedist, or who ever else has helped you with your spina bifida so far. Read more...