L5-S1:What does 2mm retrolisthesis; nonneurally compressive mean?

Spine issue. The bones of the spinal column (vertebra) are not properly lined up. A retrolithesis means that one vertebra is pushed back a little bit. The back of each vertebra has an up and down opening. The spinal cord passes through this opening. "Non neurally compressive" means that while one of the vertebra is out of position, it isn't pushing on the spinal cord.

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How would I correct my back the l5-s1 has disc desiccation and 2 mm of retrolisthesis of L5 onto s1?

Don't look at pic. The picture of your back usually does not play a role in your treatment unless you have failed nonop care and have symptoms that warrant surgery and findings on studies consistent with your complaints. All of us develop changes at l5-s1 over time and the dessication with retrolithesis is a normal finding for most as we age not necessarily requiring a "fix.". Read more...

23m 5mm paracentral bulge @ l4-5 & l5-s1, 4mm retrolisthesis at both levels as well. S/p l5-s1 discectomy/hemilaminotomy & 3 epidurals. Still have daily pain at least 4/10 & getting worse. What next?

Whats next. You are doing the right thing by asking questions as you will be better informed about the decisions you'll have to make. One has to first realize pain is a subjective perception which can be altered in a positive or negative way through outside forces. Think good & it should be good. It is best to discuss this in person with a doctor who is not "trigger happy" with their rx or scalpel. Read more...
Talk to MD. There is a possibility that you will need a surgical option . Talk to a spine surgeon for a consult and discussion of alternative treatments. Read more...
Call MD office. If your pain is worse after surgery, please call the surgeon's office and try to see him again or try to get a second opinion. Read more...

23m-rupture discs w/ 5mm retrolisthesis (l4/5&l5/s1) s/p discectomy surgeon doesn't want surgery, 2nd opinion recommended hybrid lumbar fusion. What should I do? Daily pain 6+/10 back & both legs 2yrs

Bed rest. You should try bed rest for an extended period of time, up to 2 weeks. If symptoms improve, you're good. Otherwise, you get to choose what to do. Read more...
Be careful. Make sure seeking advice from well-trained spine surgeon. The pathology you mention will not necessarily cause the symptoms you list. Let's say you have herniated discs/lumbar stenosis, nerve impingement, then that will explain your leg pain. And after failing appropriate conservative management decompression surgery will help. But be very careful with surgery for back only pain -- [email protected] 23Y.O. Read more...