... I have DDD, scoliosis, and DISH syndrome which has hooked several vertebra together with hooks of bone. I am still using a walker or cane for almost everything. I will continue wearing a brace for another 6 weeks at least. ... (2 replies)
I had my 2 level lumbar fusion in march and was great for the first month or 2. now my leg pain is bad and I have trouble getting up stairs. I have sciatica pain so bad I cannot sleep.
I had an olif but my surgeon implanted INFUSE and now I have to have it taken out as it was not approved for that type of installation. ALso have screws coming out the other side of the... (4 replies)
... I am having mild lower back pain, and leg pains, associated with that stomach problem. I had done MRI scan the report says the following:
1. Partially lumbarised S1 vertebra
2. Right facet arthropathy is seen at L5-S1 level causing right foraminal narrowing
3. Screening of rest of the spine reveals mild posterior disc-osteophytic complex at C6-7 level indenting the thecal... (0 replies)
... e Schmorl's node until advised otherwise. Almost always it is a symptom of disc degeneration. It is similar to a disc herniation but it affects the edge of the vertebra that is adjacent to the disc. technically it is cartilage from the disc that pressed into the vertebral endplate, and sometimes into the vertebra itself. ... (3 replies)
... They looked at the first 5 vertebra above your sacrum. There are no fractures of any vertebra pictured. The Conus Medullaris is basically where the spinal cord tapers off to individual nerves, L1 is a common place to end. ... (6 replies)
... JohnnyFL, Why not let the surgeon tell you just what would help your back pain? I had sciatica and for years have had back pain with weakness and just kept thinking I'd put my back out 'again'. I didn't understand that it was a degenerative problem all those years. Finally I got real excruciating pain only certain times like riding in the van.
But the sciatica was every day... (8 replies)
... ined, is a narrowing. It occurs primarily at two places in the spine, the central canal and at the foramen. These are small openings located at the end of each vertebra that allow the spinal nerves to pass from the central canal out to the limbs or other parts of the body. ... (5 replies)
... me that was there previously change. If you had anterolisthesis which means slipping to the anterior or front side as opposed to retrolisthesis, which means the vertebra is sliding to the posterior side. It is the vertebra that slides over the top of the adjoining one. This can occur for a variety of reasons. ... (3 replies)
... Thank you in advance for your support and feedback.
My case is 3 years old with lumber disks issues and sciatica and I have been living with pain for quite a while by now. My treatments included Osteopath, Chiropractic and Physiotherapy and they have proven great in reducing symptoms only. However, I am sure by now that I have a spine imbalance that is causing me... (0 replies)
... This is a condition where one vertebra slides over the top of the adjoining vertebra. ... (8 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)
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)