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  • Voyager14
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    Hello Dr. Corenman,

    Good day to you.

    I have tried checking other topics but all I can see was grade II up.

    Between October to December of 2012 I had this severe back pain and includes tingling sensation and numbness on my calf muscles. I thought it is only due to the cold weather and also I thought it is just sign of aging though I am only 28. Last January, I heard that my Aunt had the same symptom and had surgery so I consulted a doctor and advised me to have an MRI. I had the result but I was not able to visit my doctor as I got relocated overseas. Also is slipped disc different from spondylolisthesis?

    Impression :
    Grade 1 Spondylolisthesis, L5 over S1 vertebra
    Right paracentral disc protrusion with posterolateral annular fissure, L4-L5 level with indentation of the ventral thacal sac, narrowing of the right neuroforamina and abutment of the right descending L5 nerve root.
    Mild ligamentum flavum hypertrophy at L3-L4 and L4-L5
    Filum terminale lipoma

    Thank you.


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    I’m curios about your condition, as I have identicle symtoms as you! Good luck!

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    I am curious too! I have been following salve 97, To see whats been going on there!!!I have the same problems, calfs hurt thighs buttocks,down to ankles and feet, it all started in my legs, its been almost 8 months..So frustrated…

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Your condition is most likely an isthmic spondylolisthesis of L5-S1 with a grade I slip. This is by far the most common presentation of this disorder. The symptoms range from nothing to lower back pain and instability (the feeling of sharp quick pains with certain movements) and leg pain from the foraminal stenosis of the L5 nerve.

    Nerve compression symptoms include paresthesias (pins and needles) along the L5 nerve distribution, pain and numbness. Foraminal stenosis is amplified by standing and walking and symptoms improve from bending forward and sitting down.

    It is very common to have the L4-5 disc become degenerative above this spondylolisthesis (but not slip like the L5-S1 disc) as is noted in your report. You have a disc herniation of L4-5 that does compress the L5 nerve.

    Dr. Corenman

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