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Posted in: Exercise, and Spondylolisthesis.

Spondylolisthesis L5-S1

Started by 266920140340379... on 07/21/2016 12:03am

Hi All,

I have affected spondylolisthesis from last 1 month and doctor advice me to take a exercise for 3 weeks.

In that my question was due to this L5-S1 spondylolisthesis may affect my nerve system ?.

If it affected means what are all the symptoms shown in my affected areas.

Kindly provide the answers for the same.

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1 Response


Sounds like they are trying to get around telling you that you have arachnoiditis!!
Sounds like you have Aracchnoiditis!! Join my support group Arachnoiditis We Can Fight This and we have information to share with you and help you. Also support!

Sounds like arachnoiditis if you have these symptoms and more

The severity of the symptoms usually depends on the extent and location of the injurious event, direct injury to the spinal cord or to the nerve roots resulting in immediate, severe pain in the corresponding area of innervation (i.e. the area that is supplied by the affected nerves). Chronic severe pain is mostly localized in the lower back, perineum, legs and feet; it may appear weeks after a spinal surgical intervention or an injection into the neuroaxis that went astray. In most cases the pain is intense, accompanied by tingling or burning on the legs and feet; skin sensations like “bugs crawling” or “water dripping”.

Frequently patients complain of severe pain radiating to the lower extremities, muscle cramps, gait abnormalities and alterations of proprioception. Moreover, patients suffer from severe headaches, vision disturbances, hearing problems, dizziness and nausea. Bowel, bladder and sexual dysfunction as well as “electric shocks” type of pain are common in patients with severe arachnoiditis. All the symptoms are caused by the alteration and impediment of the CSF circulation resulting from clumped nerve roots, scar tissue and fibrosis.

Severe complications from multiple operative procedures in the spine may ensue in spinal cord damage, like “softening” (myelomalacia) or elongation of the nerve roots as in cases when the nerve roots and/or the spinal cord adhere to the dural sac wall. Some patients may develop arachnoid cysts and or syringomyelia. (For more information on these conditions, choose “arachnoid cysts” or “syringomyelia” as your search term in the Rare Disease Database.)

Most symptoms are initially due to progressive inflammation around where damage to the arachnoid membrane was produced. Because in the early stages, arachnoiditis is usually a progressive disorder, first it is characterized by inflammation of the arachnoid membrane and invasion of the subarachnoid space. Eventually, the nerve roots undergo an inflammatory stage in the affected areas and after three months, they begin to adhere to each other and to the inner layer of the arachnoid initiating the adhesive phase of arachnoiditis. Subsequently, these adhesions can exert undue pressure upon the nerve roots or the dural sac wall and eventually result in scarring and fibrosis which in turn may restrict blood flow to the affected area and eventually also impede the free flow of the CSF. In this manner of distribution, the rotation of the CSF can spread infections, disseminate malignant tumors, and disperse fungi.

If so I have a support group on facebook. Arachnoiditis We Can Fight This