... Hello, and welcome to the board. It is always helpful to look at MRI results in the context of symptoms so if you post your symptoms we're likely to be able to help further.
The vertebrae in your spine are separated by spongy discs that supply shock absorption and ease of movement. As we age the discs start to dry out and lose some their water content (dessication). When... (1 replies)
... It is true that the recent report you shared above mentions moderate spinal stenosis at L3/L4 but I would question whether that is what is causing your symptoms. In order for central stenosis to cause symptoms the narrowing has to cause compression on either nerve roots or the spinal cord. The spinal cord has already terminated at L2. I have read of very severe central... (10 replies)
... You have very little central canal stenosis, but there is stenosis in a number of the foramen...and the S1 nerve is compressed. This could be contributing to the numbness in your feet, and I bet the neurologist will find that there is a S1 nerve radiculopathy. ... (10 replies)
... Straightening with no significant listhesis. Rudimentary disc at S1 to. ... (9 replies)
... pelvic muscles as my Dr requested. But what they did find was S1 radiculopathy. ... (1 replies)
... At least in my case, I found that things are not so neatly categorized as what you describe in your post. You probably have a combination of things that are causing your symptoms.
After I was fused from L3 to S1, as I started to become more active, I developed what I thought was hip pain. It took me a good year to work through all these issues. I was looking into... (1 replies)
... Hi all,
I'm a newbie to this board. I've been having low back pain (on and off) since last year, but it hurts a lot (8-10), especially if touched there and any activity that involves lying on my back.
A neurology specialist recommended I have certain nerve tests (after being referred for lesions on brain MRI)...one of them being a Nerve Conduction Study and an EMG... (3 replies)
... I don't even know what radiculopathy means.....that doctor was in Texas, and now I am in La. ... (16 replies)
... I know that chronic radiculopathy is associated with neuropathy that left gone to long can cause paralysis. ... (2 replies)
... and says I definately have bulging disc with s1 radiculopathy and refers me for ESI x3. First one hurt alot and didn't help. 2nd one, 2 weeks later, didn't hurt at all and that was 8 days ago. The dr. ... (4 replies)
... A classic finding on EMG with radiculopathy is spontaneous activity on needle insertion in muscles at the affected level. ... (4 replies)
... mm left paracentral disk protrusion with posteroinferior extension causing left lateral recess narrowing with mass effect on the traversing left S1 nerve root. Clinical correlation secondary to left S1 radiculopathy is recommended. Hypertrophic facet degenerative changes are seen bilaterally. ... (1 replies)
... I was in a car accident this past December. I have been seeing a Chiropractor since. She sent me for EMG and MRI. I am having trouble understanding the medical terminology. Can Someone put this in layman's terms? I apologize for the length of this but I tried to trim it as best I could.
Manual muscle testing revealed gross motor deficits within the upper and... (4 replies)
... Please correlate for S1 radiculopathy." I imagine this is why you are having the EMG. ... (7 replies)
... Hi mags,
According to the radiologist the disc bulge at L5-S1 in your very low back has an annular tear which can be painful in & of itself but disc material is not pressing on your spinal cord but is on both sides directly touching the S1 nerve root which could be causing nerve root compression or just irritation because it is just touching the nerve & the radiologist... (7 replies)
... S1 just reaching the ventral surface of the thecal sac and touching the traversing S1 nerve roots in the lateral recess. There is a tear in the outer annulus. ... (7 replies)
... I'm so sorry I missed your first post and that no one else responded. I am very sorry you are having all these problems and that you have to wait so long between appointments. Without being able to get a series of comprehensive appointments to rule in or out any of the various forms of arthritises that affect the spine, such as Ankylosing spondylitis, it is hard to know... (7 replies)
... Hi everyone
I am here hopefully to get some guidance from you guys if you don't mind, sorry about War and Peace below.
Firstly, I'm 35 if that helps to clarify anything in my history lol.
In secondary school, roughly age 15, I had a period of upper back pain that I got some physio for. At around the same time as the back pain I started with flares of wrist pain... (7 replies)
... I had a similar problem. No pain post-op for about eight weeks, then the leg pain came back worse than ever. I haven't had much luck controlling it with nerve medication. I had an epidural last week (11 months post-op), which really helped with the leg pain. I was cleared by my surgeon to have the ESI, but he said he didn't see anything to inject. I figure the fusion... (7 replies)
... S1 radiculopathy on the right. ... (2 replies)