L5 s1 degenerative disc

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L5 s1 degenerative disc
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  • Mcnab
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    Thanks again for sharing your expertise with me.
    I totally follow you with the neuropathy explanation. The only thing that bothers me is that after a night of rest i feel 70% better. It is only when i stand up that my symptoms begin again.
    Also when i go swimming i have almost no pain in the mentioned areas. From the moment i get out of the swimming pool and gravity increases i start having more pain again.
    Also when resting and lying down my symptoms get better and i have almost no pain during nightime as you would expect with a neuropathy. It seems like something is wrong at L5 S1 or in that area.

    When talking long walks my symptoms get beter and my pelvic floor starts to itch and i feel the nerve next to my tailbone ‘loosening’.
    Can an si joint cause these problems because i have lots of tenderness over the l5 s1 and the si joint.
    Can the psoas be causing si joint problems or is it the other way around?

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Standing up aggravating symptoms could be mechanical but every other symptom fits with neuropathy. The notation “When talking long walks my symptoms get better” does not fit with ‘standing causing symptoms aggravation’.

    SI joints should not cause these symptoms. Psoas disorders cause hip flexor weakness and groin pain.

    Dr. Corenman

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    Mcnab
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    Thanks for your explanation dr.
    Maybe i expressed myself incorrect.
    When standing still or sitting down my symptoms get worse, when i stay mobile my symptoms get better. When walking, first i start to get worser pain, but when walking long distances, like let say 10miles, my pains do get better.

    It feels like the pain starts in the l5 s1 region but lets say about half an inch left to the spine. When twisting my torso left and right i get the shooting rectal nerve pain. At first i only had that pain, it is only later the burning feet came round.
    3 days before this pains started i hurt my back by bending backwards trying to get a heavy object of me.

    I will get some tests done for neuropathy and see wat comes out of that.

    Thank you for your time dr.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    You might have a typical L5-Si disc injury with a highly sensitive nervous system but as I said before, I would be very careful in assuming that as I think there is some nerve inflammation here not explained by your lower disc injury.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
    If this forum has helped you, please let Dr. Corenman know!

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