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... You will be sore sweetie for several months, I'm told. I'm 2.5 weeks post-op for L5-S1with anchoring to ilium and sacrum. My pain is significant but I am taking it an hour at a time. To promote fusion and successful 'anchoring', your movements will be restricted. However, they encourage walking as it facilitates recovery and healing. My guess is that you won't even want... (3 replies)
... SI joint pain in a 21 year old, combined with lumbar sacral disc disease makes me wonder if you have a rheumatological condition, such as Ankylosing spondylitis or Reiter's syndrome. I would see a rheumatologist as well and get some blood tests done. I assume you have had MRI already. ... (4 replies)
... All your symptoms could be attributed to the sacroillitis, or it could be causing some and the disc could be causing some of the pain...it is almost impossible to tease them apart! It would appear that the disc is not causing any major issues, and as you indicated, it would appear to be smaller than it was at the time of that first MRI. When a herniation is described as... (2 replies)

Pain in feet????
Dec 30, 2007
... I was told it could be Ankylosing Spondylisits, Fibromyalsia or Psoriatic Arthritis. Funny thing is, my temperature is fairly low, around 97.5 so I thought of Hypothyroidism which can result in numbness and tingling. My lumbar MRI report was 7 months ago in the supine position and before my really bad symptoms started in the past few months. I am wondering if I should ask... (26 replies)
... based central and left paracentral disk extrusion. This disk extrusion slightly indents the ventral aspect of the thecal sac and appears to compress the left S1 nerve root as it courses toward the lateral recess. There is no evidence for significant forminal extension and the L5 nerve roots do not appear to be affected. ... (11 replies)
... Tenderness to palpation at T6, T7, L5 and the right and left SI. ... (1 replies)
RF Ablation
Sep 3, 2008
... Hi! I have had the RF done a total of 4 or 5 times over the years. My doctor said you can continue to repeat this procedure, as long as nothing else goes wrong (I guess he means like a bad herniation). I have a form of arthritis in the spine called "spondylitis," which is kind of like rheumatoid arthritis, but mostly concentrates in the spine. It affects the facet joints,... (47 replies)
... Hi! I agree with what all the others have said. In addition, if she has spondylitis, which is an inflammatory arthritis which can affect the spine, you should consider seeing a rheumatologist as well. I have spondylitis as well as degenerative disc disease at L5-S1. What I discovered is that I have joint pain from the arthritis in the facet joints along the side of the spine,... (6 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)
... 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)
... no canal or foraminal stenosis observed in this position. Today I had an EMG which confirms a chronic bilateral L5 radiculopathy as the most concerning finding. ... (0 replies)
... Hi, I just had my fourth spinal surgery, an open ALIF fusion on L5-S1 so this is all fresh in my mind and my aching butt/back :) Consider asking your doc how he can tell from these tests whether or not there is an annular tear from this disc. Even though your bulging disc might not be pressing directly on nerves, a bulging disc that has a "tear" can actually leak fluid. If... (4 replies)
... :eek: In the morning I'm having an ALIF w/cage at L5-S1 with anchoring to sacrum and hip bone. Have been getting things ready for post-surgery as I will be alone (no options - son left for college today) afterward. Thanks to those who have passed along tips and encouragement. Just now starting to get a bit anxious. Please send good thoughts my way. PS, any females have... (13 replies)
... I'm 33 years old and I've been having chronic back and neck pain for 4 years with increased problems in the last 9 months (+). I recently had an MRI of my lumbar spine and cervical spine. My general practicioner says that the results of the MRI do not indicate that I should have any pain. He wants me to see a chronic pain clinic. I think that they're might be something more... (3 replies)
... I had C4-C7 Fusion in 2006 and still experience low grade fevers and sweats occasionally and my doctors can't figure anything out. (9 replies)
... If anyone has had this happen to them or knows what might cause it, please let me know. On 8-23-10, I had an open ALIF with PEEK cage & anchoring to hip bone and sacrum. Am slow to recover. Two post-op dr visits ago, I mentioned I've been running a low grade fever - from 99.5 to 100.5 off and on, never in the mornings but in some evenings and night. Also having night... (9 replies)
... There is localised end plate oedema superior to L5 which could be potentially a Romanus lesion. ... (0 replies)
... So far I know: - All-around (donut shaped) bulging disk between L5-S1 - Bone spur in L5 projecting 5mm into the spinal canal - Loss of lordotic curvature (not completely though) - I'm negative for ankylosing spondylitis (no arthritis) I get severe pain that feels like shooting and stabbing whenever I make some movements. The whole day I feel very movement restricted and... (6 replies)
New here with DDD
Oct 31, 2015
... Hello everyone, this is my first time posting on this board. I have degenerative disc disease with Modic changes. I had a repeat cervical MRI last week due to increased neck pain and shoulder pain, hand numbness, weakness in the legs and dizziness. I have the report but do not see the spine doctor until the 12th. It was done to rule out central stenosis. The report says:... (6 replies)
... Thank you SO much for your words of wisdom. Before my surgery I was diagnosed with Spondylolisthesis, the other spondylitis, pinched sciatica, 2mm left of cartilage left between L5/S1. Hence fusion and lots of undoing of moving nerves. So I know pain. I'm sorry you have to deal with WC, I'm so thankful mine was just "medical". Yes, I can do all the clerical work (lesson... (13 replies)


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