... Welcome to the board.
Are you quoting directly from the MRI report? In other words, does it really say L5-L6 or does it say L5-S1? Most people have five lumbar vertebrae and then the sacral vertebrae begin. Some people have what amounts to an extra vertebra...so it is possible to have an extra lumbar vertebra....
The MRI report indicates that you have some signs of... (9 replies)
... his is a congenital situation where the vertebrae do not divide correctly during fetal development, and it results in a partial split. It usually happens at the L5 or S1 level and is often of no consequence to the person. Apparently yours is positioned in such a way that it is lessening the mobility at this level. ... (5 replies)
... Can anyone please interpret these resultsfor me?
1. Lumbar Spnodylosis with Mild L3-L4 andL4-L5 Lateral Recess and Foraminal Stenosis, Mildly progressive of the L3-L4 Level.
2. New Increased T2 Signal within the dorsal L3-L4 disc suggesting an annular fissure.
3. Potential Transitional L5 Vertebra and resulting diminished mobility at the L5-S1 disc space.
I am... (5 replies)
... If so, you will want the doctor to check for spondylolisthesis. This is a condition when one vertebra slides over the top of the adjacent vertebra. It can cause some instability and result in a spinal nerve getting pinched... ... (2 replies)
... We will just talk about lumbar stenosis. It can occur in the central canal or in the foramen. The foramina is an opening located at he end o the vertebra that links one vertebra to the next. The nerves at that particular level exit the spine and go through the foramina out to the body. ... (1 replies)
... Thanks for the reply, I had an MRI 20/9/2013 the report is about 2/3 of an A4 page the first couple of lines say;
Lumbar scoliosis convex to the left secondary to advanced L3/4 disc degeneration with Cobb angle of 32°. Mild multilevel
degenerative retrolisthesis within the mid lumbar spine in addition. No focal bone lesion demonstrated.
The Comment at the end says;
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... This is when one vertebra slips across the top of the adjacent vertebra... ... (7 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)
... which are causing the nerve compression, broke off a piece of vertebra and now have a "free floater" as well. ... (18 replies)
... It certainly sounds like something is causing some L5 nerve compression. The minute I read "three middle toes" I knew the answer to that one! ... (19 replies)
... the ordinary, such as an extra lumbar vertebra. Most people have five lumbar vertebrae, but sometimes the bones in the fetus do not form correctly and the last vertebra does not fully separate into two. ... (1 replies)