treneeParticipantOctober 4, 2020 at 7:33 pmPost count: 16
After receiving these results my surgeon is refusing to see me. He has done 6 spine sutures in the past 4 years. 5 cervical and one back. Please help me
Sept MRI results lumbar
L1-2 level: No disc protrusion or bulging of the annulus fibrosis. Facet arthropathy but no spinal
stenosis nor lateralrecess stenosis.
L2-3 level: Mild generalized bulging of the annulus fibrosis. No disc protrusion. Facet arthropathy
and ligamentous hypertrophy but no spinal stenosis nor lateralrecess stenosis.
L3-4 level: Moderate generalized bulging of the annulus fibrosis with progression since last exam.
No disc protrusion. Facet arthropathy and ligamentous hypertrophy may produce bilateral lateral
recess stenosis. No spinal stenosis.
L4-5 level: Moderate diffuse bulging of the annulus fibrosis, unchanged. No disc protrusion. Facet
arthropathy and ligamentous hypertrophy has progressed and results in the lateral lateralrecess
stenosis. No sp9inal stenosis.
L5-S1 level: There is effacement of the anterolateral aspect of the thecal sac from 10:00 to 12:00
which has developed since last exam and may be a smallright paracentral disc protrusion or
epidural fibrosis. Repeat MRI with IV contrast is recommended. Facet arthropathy and ligamentous
hypertrophy produces bilateral lateralrecess stenosis. Canal is decompressed by the left
hemilaminectomy with no evidence of spinal stenosis.
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I’m currently experiencing severe low back pain and my left thigh is completely numb. Also have face timing and throbbing thigh pain if I stand up
Tammy WillcocksonDonald Corenman, MD, DCModeratorOctober 5, 2020 at 8:03 pmPost count: 8614
You have “severe low back pain and my left thigh is completely numb. Also have face timing and throbbing thigh pain if I stand up”. Where is the thigh numb? Front or back side? Unclear what “face timing” is but probably translation issues. Can you define further? What surgery did you have in your lower back?
You have lateral recess stenosis at multiple levels so this could be a pain generator. See https://neckandback.com/conditions/lateral-recess-stenosis/
Dr. CorenmanPLEASE 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.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
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