I have been diagnosed with lumbosacral spondylosis without myelopathy but have not seen the written results yet from the mri. What does this mean?
Please see below. Myelopathy refers to pathology of the spinal cord. When due to trauma, it is known as spinal cord injury. Myelopathy is defined clinically by presence of bilateral upper motor neuron signs (pathological hyperreflexia and weakness), usually accompanied by bilateral sensory deficits, or sensory level, and bowel/bladder symptoms.
Oshould Narcotics be given for lumbosacral spondylosis without myelopathy n do u need surgery for it?
It depends. Lumbosacral spondylosis without myelopathy is a general diagnosis that covers a lot of different kinds and severity of complaints ranging from mild low back pain to severe back and leg pain with neurologic abnormalities like weakness, numbness and tingling. Severe symptoms may sometimes be treated with narcotics or sometimes even with surgery, depending on the history, physical exam, and tests. Read more...