Disc desiccation at l4 l5 and l5 s1
I am suffering from back pain since a long time. The doctor advised me to take Tab. Nimesulide BP 100mg in the morning and Tab. Celepra 20 (citalopram hydrobromide)in the evening, for two months. But there is not much improvement. Doctor please advise if I should continue this treatment. A.Desiccation, as the word suggests, refers to the drying up of the inner stuffing of the disc-shaped shock-absorber placed by nature between any two vertebrae.
As we age, the contents of the disc suffer degenerative changes with consequent loss of elasticity. One consequence is their tendency to sag Hi all. I recently posted about having excruciating pain in my low back, so bad that walking was hard and painful.hunched over like an old woman. Well, I just got the results of the MRI. I have not seen the Dr to discuss it yet.
I know one thing: it hurts very bad.I have been in agony. I am in agony most of the time. What comes next.will I need surgery. Please, any response will be welcome.Thanks,Mary. Hey Mary,I am suprised that is all it says. The desicaton means the disk in that area has become thinner due to some unknown reason. When one looks at the MRI that disPatient HistoryThis 44-year-old female patient, previously a professional water skier, presents with 80% low back pain and 20% leg pain demonstrating a L5 distribution.
ExaminationShe presents with isolated back pain over the L4-L5 and L5-S1 facet joints. Flexion is % of normal. Extension is limited to 20% of normal because of severe back pain. Straight leg raising tests are bilaterally negative. Strength is normal, but slightly diminished right to L5 light-touch sensation. Prior TreatmentAlthough a L5 selective nerve root block provided short-term relief, there was no response to facet injections.
ImagesThe sagittal MRI (Fig. 1) demonstrates disc desiccation with narrowing at L4-L5 anDo you have pain in your lower back. If you are older or engage in strenuous activity, it could be caused by a protruding disc, also known as a herniated, slipped, or bulging disc. The L5 S1 disc in particular is the most fragile and susceptible to protrusion since it often carries more weight than the other lumbar discs.
((L5 is medical shorthand for the fifth vertebrae in the lumbar, or the lower part of the spine, and S1 denotes the first vertebrae in the sacrum. The L5 S1 disc is sandwiched between these two vertebrae). A protrusion is the most common cause of lower back pain.It is very important to take care of an L5 S1 disc protrusion as soon as you find out about it.
Not only will the pain become worse and worse without treatment, but a disc protrusion is often just the preliminary phase of a more severe disc disease. Your back consists of a column of individual bones, or vertebraDisc desiccation is a degenerative condition that can be very painful. It is the earliest sign of a more severe degeneration and should not be overlooked.
If you find the right way to handle it in time, you will get the problem under control and be able to avoid more serious back problems or surgery. On this page, you will find some useful information on causes and treatment options. Between every two vertebrae (the bones of your spinal column) there is a flat disc that protects your spine by acting as a cushion and shock absorber. It is made of a tough annulus fibrosis surrounding the jelly-like nucleus pulposus.
Its main cause is the natural aging processThe spine has several sections, each denoted by a letter. There are spaces in between each vertebra called discs. These are circular pieces of cartilage filled with a jelly-like material called the nucleosus pulposus. These discs serve as a cushion between the bones, and are crucial to allowing the spine to flex and bend freely.
Dessication means drying out.