... Welcome to the board. I am a fellow sufferer of lower lumbar issues and did a lot of research on si joint dysfunction and fusion after my first lumbar surgery when I still had lots of leg pain. I read through your post several times before answering because there is no obvious answer. Your pain "might" be coming from your SI joints, but it could just as easily be from the... (1 replies)
... cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral. Each section has a specific number of vertebra that are numbered...in the lumbar it is L1 through L5. ... (2 replies)
... of the body and to supple or allow movement of the spine. Adjoining the lumbar section are five sacral vertebrae which are fused together. Sometimes the lowest vertebra doesn't quite separate completely and part of it is fused to the sacrum. ... (2 replies)
... S1 where there are two conditions that result in nerve compression. One is the spondylolisthesis, which is when one vertebra slips over the top of the adjacent vertebra. In this case, it is slipping toward the anterior or front side. ... (5 replies)
... Had surgery last week and was in hospital for 3 nights.
* Spinal stenosis, lumbar region, without neurogenic claudication.
* Bulging (herniated?) disks.
I don't yet have copies of any notes but the vertebra involved were L1-L2, L2-L3, and L5-S1
Surgery was 3 laminectomies and diskectomies.
Follow-up appt with the Surgeons PA happened earlier today. (25 replies)
... I have been diagnosed with a Posterio Inferio chip fracture at the L5 Vertebra of the spine. ... (4 replies)
... What does partial Sacralisation of L5 means & what is the effect of it?? Is it a serious problem? (2 replies)
"Sacralisation of L5 vertebra seen on both side"
this means your bottom vertebra has fused to your sacrum which is the bone in the middle of your pelvis (2 replies)
... Sacralisation of L5 vertebra seen on both side - What does it mean? (2 replies)
... what is sacralisation of l5 vertebra (1 replies)
... Grade 1 anterolisthesis of L4 on L5. Straightening of the normal lumbar lordosis. Trasitinoal segment representing a partially scralized L5 vertebra. Rudimentary ribs at T12. ... (56 replies)
... In your case, the L5 vertebra is slipping over the top of the S1 vertebra. ... (1 replies)
Thanks for sharing your case.. :)
And yes,... there has been an increase in the pain (which earlier was negligible) after I started wearing the belt.
I would be visiting my orthopedic to discuss the same ASAP, and shall keep posting about the same.
Was there anything specific advised to strengthen the core muscles or bones. (4 replies)
... soo surprised they would tell you to wear the belt regularly.. i was told (mind you I have no fracture but L4/L5 annular tear and herniations there and up) that the belt would weaken my core muscles making the pain worse in the futer and causing other problems.. I was told to stregnthen the core muscles and that alone would aid in the relief of pain.. and only to use a belt... (4 replies)
... Yes, anterolisthesis is another name for spondylolisthesis. So her L5 vertebra (the bottomost of the lumbar part) is sliding forward on the S1 vertebra (the top of the sacrum part). It can be genetic aswell (when you're missing a tiny bit of bone in the joints at the back of the spine) so may not be due to disc degeneration or an accident. There's different grades of slippage... (4 replies)
... its when the bottom vertebra in your spine is fued to the sacrum which is the bone in the middle of your pelvis (1 replies)
... Think of this like an oreo cookie. There's the L5 vertebra (choc. cookie) the disc where you have the tear (the filling) and then the S1 vertebra (the other choc. cookie. There is a harder ring around the white part that, in your case, has developed a 5 mm hole, which is allowing the sticky white filling to leak out. Sometimes when this happens, the white filling spills onto... (10 replies)
... the situation with the disc is a bit worse. The disc between the L4 and L5 vertebra is protruding and is extending out beyond the disc space. This causes the disc space to narrow which brings the bones closer together. ... (10 replies)
... I asked all of them about sacralized vertebra and most just brushed me again, saying it has no bearing on the fusion surgery. When I asked more, they get upset!! ... (56 replies)
... Just to be clear, you specifically asked about difficulty in fusing with your health history?
Also, was there any mention of the sacralized vertebra? (56 replies)