Conjoined l5/s1 nerve root on rt side after spinal fusion. Scarring in the spinal canal at l4-5 especially on the rt side intervertebral foramen?

Conjoined nerve root. A conjoined nerve root is a congenital condition. It cannot be acquired from surgery. It does make surgery more difficult and the patient may be more prone to radiculopathy or nerve root problems. The larger nerve root sleeve that contains to spinal nerve roots is more easily injured.

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MRI Report 1. Left Paracentral Disk Herniation between L5-S1 2. Circumferential disk bulge between L4-5 3. Spinal Canal Narrowing at L4-5 and L5-S1?

Comments. For age 21, you have a lot of pathology revealed on the films. Were you involved in an accident? Presume you have low back pain, but I would not recommend surgery. Instead, would focus on physical therapy and learn to do McKenzie back exercises. Read more...

Mri shows disc protrusion at l5-s1. Mod. Central spinal canal stenosis throughout L spine. Mod degrees of neural forminal stenosis at l4-5 an esp l5-s1?

Degenarative disks. the cartilage disks that cushion vertrebrae, (which are the bones protecting the spinal cord), have degenarated. usually from wear - tear, the central portion loses water, which causes outer portions to bulge out and press upon surrounding nerve structures. the foramina are tiny holes from which nerves exit the spinal canal which is main space spine sits within vertebral cage. Tends to cause pain. Read more...
Common. These are common findings in the spine which result from aging changes in the spine. A disc protrusion is nothing to worry about in most cases, esp if there are no associated pinched nerves. Stenosis refers to pinched nerves, and the associated symptoms in most cases can be treated conservatively with therapy, short courses of medications, and spinal injections. Read more...

What does minimal posterior annular bulges at l4-5 and l5-s1 level mean. Spinal canal, neural foramina and nerveroots are normal? How serious is this?

Annular bulges. Often seen on MRI of spine as people age. What is clinically significant is what symptoms the patient experiences. If numbness tingling or weakness likely significant. Speak to your doctor! Read more...
Symptoms? If your not having any symptoms of back pain or leg numbness/weakness, these findings are not clinically significant. Read more...

L3/4 L4/5 disc bulges & facet joint deg L5/S1 indent spinal cord, disc contact nerve root lateral recess & facet joint deg Can body twist worsen this?

Clarification. Sounds like you possess lumbar spondylosis and degenerative disc disease, and indeed there may be some degree of lumbar root compression. (Spinal cord ends at L-1,2 and there is no effect on cord). Learn McKenzie exercise protocol, do it multiple times weekly, be cautious with heavy lifting, work with a good physical therapist, and learn proper body mechanics. Read more...

Mri shows foraminal stenosis l5-s1, l4-5, l3-4 and extrusion nearly abuts the descending bilateral s1 nerve roots. L leg is numb & painful. Surgery?

Would Need More Info. In general, i would need more symptoms, but what you are describing with your symptoms and the results of the mri, i would first recommend physical therapy and epidural before considering surgery. Really depends on your examination and whether there is any weakness. I would check with your doctor. Read more...
Surgery Last Resort. I would consult a fellowship trained spine/pain specialist to see your options. You may need surgery or you may not. If you haven't tried epidural steroid injections first, that may be your best bet first. Read more...

Peripheral neuropathy symptoms in l4&l5 post l5&s1 spinal fusion. Is there any chance of these symptoms going away?

Post lami syndrome. Depending on when you had your fusion, this may be post laminectomy syndrome. Scar tissue can form, causing pain in associated areas. Peripheral neuropathy does not follow a specific nerve root. That is radiculopathy. You can try medicines for neuropathic pain such as gabapentin. If you had a recent fusion (. Read more...

L5-s1 level, mild broad-based posterior disk bulge, left sided laminectomy enhancing postoperative scar tissue abutting the left s1 nerve root means?

Need therapy sure. I guess the doctor who ordered the MRI for you to find out these conditions will advise you a tresment plan. Options are physical therapy, surgery, pain management. Options depends on your symptoms . Read more...
Complicated. The scar, may or may not be the reason for the residual pain. If there is no pain, nothing to do, if pain is substantial, there are many factors which need to be considered, historically and radio graphically to understand the situation and to make decisions. Read more...