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Bertolottis Syndrome

I have recently had an MRI of my Lumbar spine and a CT Scan of my pelvis the following is the findings


L2-L3 There is a mild disc bulge. There is no facet arthropathy. There is no neural foraminal narrowing. There is mild central canal stenosis.

L3-L4 There is a mild disc bulge. There is an annular fissure. There is no facet arthropathy. There is no neural foraminal narrowing. There is mild central canal stenosis.


1. Acute sacrococcygeal angulation. This may be congenital or possibly the sequela of prior trauma.

2. L5 left hemivertebrae with pseudoarticulation formation at its articulation with the S1 vertebral body.


Bertolotti's Snydrome



lumbosacral strain/sprain Apr 2013

Feeling as if I am wearing a tight sock on left leg which lead to my left ankle locking then my left foot going to sleep.
Right leg sharp stabbing pain below knee into shin pain radiating down buttocks and left thigh.

Mild fender bender Sept 2014

Constant pelvic pain feels as if I am walking on my pelvis, painful intercourse feels as if I am being stabbed in pelvic bone.
Bone in left foot sole feels like the bone its coming apart very sharp pain.

If anyone has experienced any of the following or been diagnosed with the following please let me know awaiting spinal specialist now.


  • dpearsoddpearso Posts: 12
    edited 06/11/2015 - 8:08 AM
    But mine is where the transverse process of the lumbarized L6/S1 segment hits my ilium making a false joint. I am 64 and had many fusions back in the 1980, and have lived like this for decades on pain medications. Do you have any Drs names that work with Bertolottis?

    It sounds like your BS is different than mine. Your sounds like your false joint is between the L5 and the S1 segment. I assume that would require a fusion between L5 & S1 if the false joint moves. If it doesnt move, no surgery needed there. but it does sound like it moves, thus making a joint.
    From your image reports your major problem is the issue with your sacrum ---- the lower sacrum --- possibly from a car wreck

    Good luck and let me know things go. Dan here.

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    Liz ..... Spine-health moderator

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