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    what is rudimentary S1-S2 inter?
    wizardkisses posted:
    Does anyone know what this means?Small rudimentary S1-S2 intervertebral disc

    TiggerTiger responded:
    Hi there and good morning.. Well I've found this for the discription of your question..

    Small rudimentary means.. inmature or undeveloped S1-S2 intervertebral disc..

    I hope this helps and its what your needing.. I know since my disectomy in 2004, it left me with 2 small rudimentary disc that now have been distroyed from not having a fusion and I'm left bone on bone from the L4-S1 vertertebral disc..

    Let me know if this is what you were thinking about..

    wizardkisses responded:
    Thank you so much ! I didn't know if thats what it meant "inmature or undeveloped S1-S2 intervertebral disc" or if it was wearing away.

    That was on my MRI-I had been told that I was born with an extra vertebrae but I don't know where (just somewhere in lower lumbar region..

    Thank again for helping me!!
    TiggerTiger responded:
    I wasn't sure if this is what you were wanting.. I was up during the night when I saw the post and I didn't know if I was just to tired or if I sounded wipped out..lololo You know how the nighttime meds and being up for hours do to your brain..

    How did you spine get this way? Was it an injury or just genetic? Mine was genetic and I ruptured 3 disc at one time.. I let my son rub my back one night and at mid night when I had to go potty, I could not walk.. Three days later I had an emergency MRI and thats when they found them.. I've been out of work since 2002 and its been hard learning a new life after over 40 years..

    Again, I'm happy I could help you with this question.. Come back and chat with us again ok!


    wizardkisses responded:
    I was born with the one extra vertabrae ,but the rest I guess has to do with normal life .Lifting to much and not squatting ,bending the wrong way.I use to help my aunt with newspapers and I would stay bend over stacking large bundles(app. weight 30lbssome smaller some bigger) of papers until the truck with topper hour to hour 1/2 till it was full.(I was young then 15-18,so it didn't hurt then so I didn't pay attention!

    I believe my leg pain stems from and epi. injection I had.The first helped but when it was time for the 2nd it made me hurt unbelievably(my lower back,where the injection was ,my hips hurt ,legs and feet.My legs would go from feeling like they where on fire ,to aching,extremly bad and having shocking feelings in them.My feet would hurt something awful and feel like they where swollen as a basketball(but would only swell alittle)My hip sometimes feels as big as a tv) I am still having all those syptoms.I dread getting those injections again they hurt so bad 4 2-3 days after and theres no promise that they won't mess up!!If I already have several deterurating places they can't be good for that..

    I have also been in several car wrecks ,only one was really bad I was 17 face hit the dash ,only thing I had checked out was my nose cause it was bleeding( u just don't realize at that age...I have been rearend 3 times ,hit a deer once (those where not to bad just shook up and felt bruied..My last wreck was in oct ,I think it has alot to do with the probelms I have now.I have a soft tissue knot (that's waht the dr called it-I'm definetly getting pain man. to check it out)at the base of my head where the spine begins.. It causes me to have way more migraines than I usally have and the muscles tense up alot.I was t-boned at the rear passenger door but they say its my fault, I couldn't stop at a stop sign because the roads where wet.I was paying attention (not on phone !! and looking straight ahead)doing everything I could to stop..I was lucky though Police said it could have been really bad!Oh,There is one more thing I have had inflammation of the SI joint since the birth of 3rd daughter and she only weighed 6lbs...

    And I love to gardening!!! But that definetly take its toll .I use to be able to work in the yard from daylight till after dark. But now I'm lucky if I even feel like getting out!!

    If I think of anymore I'll get back to you , But thanks sooo much for asking!I 'm so thankful for this board and the friendly people here..
    suja118 responded:
    hello.... i'm a 23 yr old female who was also born with the extra joint, the difference is my s1 s2 disc is fully developed and i also have another joint that has formed between my L5 transverse process and the top of my sacrum. the two tranverse processes on L5 are very large and might eventually fuse, but it never really moved anyway....

    noticed the back ache quite young, around 15, as a dancer i just put it down to that, and as i got older the fact that i started working in the childcare industry, a lot of lifting.... it probably just made it worse because i was really agitating that area. finally went to a couple of docs who gave me drugs and excercises which didn't work.... then i went to a specialist who gave me an xray and found out what the problem was. i am now in physio doing core stability which is really good! its made things easier, learning to use other muscles to get around the "blessing"... I was also given the option of injections... decided against it.... i figure i'm still young if i can keep the exercises going i can save injections for a last resort.

    was excited when i saw your post because i don't know anyone who has this anomaly and there's nothing but medical gibberish on the internet about it! (i don't understand medical talk!) so i'm not the only one.... hahhaa..... there has been a question thats been in my mind and to read that you've had children really settled my unease... i was wondering if you had any major back issues during pregnancy.... i'm not looking to get pregnant anytime soon, but it's a question only another woman that has the same issue would know....
    mmspprtsu responded:
    I have an S2 disc and have had two children. I, too, have had a back problem since I was little. I fell down the stairs when I was 2 and they (my family) thought I was dead because I looked like I had broken my neck... the door was closed at the bottom of the stairs and the way I landed my neck was twisted. Anyway, I think that was the reason for my neck problem though it could be my back too. I can't remember when I was without both back and neck pain. My mom always had back problems so I just chalked it up to heredity. By the way, my mom had 6 children. I didn't have too bad of back problems while pregnant but I knew my limits and took it easy. I don't want you to think the pregnancy didn't do anything to me because it did by adding on weight it put stress on the back. I would do it all over again because having children was worth it. If you keep up on the exercise (I didn't do a very good job while I was pregnant) that is your best bet. I wish I had done a better job of exercising and watching what I ate tool Good luck with your back.
    buppasmama responded:
    I saw your posting while I was googling the meaning myself I have a rudimentary disc at L3-L4 and L5-S1, Disc dessication at L3-L4 and L4-L5 I have spinal canal stenosis encroachment of the transiting nerve root Moderate facet degenerative change. Basically i have no disc space left in a few places and my spinal canal is smaller which is pressing on nerve endings. Ive been dealing with back pain which was mild since I was 17 and while I was pregnant I was miserable and now I am 23 with all of these problems. 3 years ago my 1st MRI said mild degeneration that was it. I've done it all as far as the different therapies and meds and now they want to do surgery and I'm not ready for that. So your not alone!!!

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