Spondylolisthesis (spaun-di-lo-lie-thee-sis) is a mouthful and is a common cause of low back pain (although it can exist anywhere in the spine, the lumbar spine is the most common area affected). The spinal column is a series of building blocks called vertebral bodies stacked on top of one another. Sometimes these blocks do not line up perfectly. This slight separation in the spinal column is called a spondylolisthesis .
"Doc says I have a spondy-something-or-other. Don't ask me what it is; all I know is that it hurts". Steve tries to explain his low back condition to his friend. But, he finds that he cannot explain what he does not understand. Steve has had back pain for a number of years. Every year the pain gets worse and has now become constant. His doctor sent him for x-rays recently. The x-rays showed a spondylolisthesis with disc degeneration at L5/S1. Steve could not understand his doctor's explanation of the condition. So, now he has pain and has confusion.
If I had an episode of lower back pain, am I always going to be more likely to have lower back pain in the future?
It is true that once you have an episode of lower back pain or shooting leg pain, you are probably more likely to have it in the future - if you do nothing. But you are not going to "do nothing."
I see a lot of patients with lower back pain and shooting leg pain. Once we work together to resolve the pain, a very common question and concern that is raised is whether the pain is likely to return. A typical example is the following: Mr. X comes in with lower back pain that shoots into the right leg all the way to the foot. MRI reveals a herniated disc at L5-S1 level. After an injection, the pain is 90% better. Next, Mr. X starts physical therapy. Six we...
everyday when my son gets a migrain he always complains of his stomache burning, that its hot inside- this happens right before his migrain. can this be an aura??? he already had a scope done and tests are normal on his stomache. when he dont have a migrain his stomache is fine. Are there other people that experience this? Please get back to me soon . Adela.
Many Migraineurs have stomach issues during a Migraine attack. It's not an aura symptom. A Migraine attack can have up to four phases:
Stomach issues can occur during the prodrome phase or even during the headache phase of a Migraine attack. You can read more about the phases and their symptoms in Anatomy of a Migraine .
Discuss this with the doctor who treats your son's Migraines to confirm that it's part of his Migraine symptoms. He may be able to recommend a medication to relieve your son's stomach problems.
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