I am in complete pain ! Am on hydrocodone. Effexor. And morphine but in seeing if natural ways would help trying to keep from surgery any adviceView 6 Replies
I have been experiencing the lower back pain which is local from last 5 years. My MRI reports says that there is a central disc bulge at l5/s1. Where outer annular tear is intact.
I have seen a chiropractor who has recommended spinal disc decompression sessions on Hill DT.
As per the doctor, it will relocate the disc back to its normal position and make the disc healthier as before.
Just would like to know if someone has gone for the similar treatment for the similar problem. If yes kindly share your experience.
mri 5 weeks ago
L4/L5 broad based posterior disc protrusion contacting transiting nerve roots
L5/S1 disc dehydration mild disc bulge probable annular tear.
Just seen neurosurgeon who says back and leg pain not caused by this where is pain coming from then.
pain burning lower and middle back and buttocks weakness In legs.
Chronic pain on walking,sitting,lying down or twisting please help
Scheduled another mri as soon as possible
I'm wondering if anyone has found any ways to get nerve pain relief. My nerve pain is excruciating from my knee to my foot in my right leg. Also experiencing significant atrophy.
I have a disc bulge/protrusion at L5/S1 impinging S1 nerve root.
Painkillers don't help the nerve pain at all. Wondering if anyone has found any ways to lay down, ice, anything to help take the nerve pain away that I could try.
I had an accident in work a year ago and have finally been diagnosed with a disc bulge and 3 very stretched ligaments in my ankle but since my last physio I have started to get a pain in my right buttock and gradually it has been getting worse I'm in pain sitting walking standing going the toilet and the pain is that unbearable at times that I can cry. And now 4 days into this pain I have a large lump I can feel under the skin about the size of a 10p its about 3cm from the bum crack and is extremely sore to touch has anyone any idea if this is related to my other problems or something else as I don't know weather to go doctors or wait for my next physio.View 5 Replies
a disc bulge can return to normal shape ? i mean lower back disc.what can i do ?View 1 Replies
i been suffering with a severe bad back for nearly seven years, even though the pain brings me to tears sometimes i still work.
i had a mri scan two weeks ago and they said i have a disc bulge in my lower back which is causing all the pain in my legs
i have been prescribed tramadol for the pain and an anti inflammatory but it doesn't even take the edge off the pain.
I have a 'notable' disc bulge at C6 C7, plus a minor bulge above, which is trapping a nerve root and causing impingement on the spinal cord. I have been in extreme pain for over 12 weeks and have been prescribed numerous medications which, apart from OxyContin, have provided little relief. I have had physio but they've said there's nothing more they can do for me. Arm pain is especially bad, pins/needles and thumb & 1st two fingers numb. My urine flow is compromised as it is very slow, esp in the morning / at night. I have now developed 'heavy' legs with pain in the left one (affected side) and occasional bad headaches with visual disturbance. The neck itself has become more painful at late and there is also more noticeable pain in the centre of my back which feels like someone is sticking a knife in. I am generally very tired as the meds affect my sleep - getting no more than 4 hours a night.
Been off work sick for about 8 weeks now but am on an absence monitoring procedure, so if I have any more time off following this long term absence my teaching job is at risk - this is causing much anxiety.
Been referred 'urgently' by my doctor to a consultant and am awaiting an appt any time.
Has anyone had similar symptoms and, if so, What treatment is likely to be recommended?
If injection, it worries me that it may not work for long then I'm off work again and will probably lose it. However, surgery carries it's own risks too.
I just can't go on like this. The pain is really affecting my quality of life now.
Sorry for the long post. I'm a newbie and wanted to provide as much background info as possible in the hope that someone else may have had a similar experience. What treatment was offered and how effective was it please?
I am a 27 year old female who has has back problems since the age of 21 when I got pregnant with my little girl. I have gradually got worse over the past 6 years and am now permanently on crutches to help me walk. I cannot do daily tasks and am in pain 24/7 and have been for some time.
I have asked for 5 years for a MRI on my back as I knew something wasn't right but I have just been told it would be a waste of my time and the medical professionals time.
Anyway after a breakdown at the rheumatologist and my last resort after years of medication, pain management courses, physio and wasted doctors appointments I had to beg for an MRI and he reluctantly agreed.
The MRI has shown a significant bulging disc in my 4th vertebrae which has narrowed my spinal canal and is causing nerve compression leading to problems with loss of feeling in my legs and lady parts as well as pain.
I suppose the biggest question I have is after such a long time before being discovered, what are the chances of my nerves being permanently damaged even if I have the operation to release the bulge?
Is the operation actually going to make a difference?
I have been getting pain for a couple month in my lower back, but it's only been very mild pain. I started getting the pain after very heavy deadlifts at the gym, then the pain has been sporadic for that time.
I went for sprints on Sunday morning and then afterwards my lower back was really in pain. I felt sick and dizzy in the evening for about 2 mins, then it quickly passed. However, since Sunday I have been experiencing mild abdominal pains in the mid abdomen area (near the belly button) and my bowel movement has changed as i haven't been going as regularly the last few days.
I am just curious as I haven't been to the doctors yet. I wanted to go and see the best doctor at my surgery, but unfortunately he isn't available until next tuesday. If it gets worse then I will definitely make an appointment with another doctor, but at the moment it isn't giving me too much problems, just the mild pain is all.
Has anyone experienced this before and could it be a slipped disc that is causing the stomach pain and lack of bowel movement? I had no problems before Sunday when I think I further injured my back.
I had am mri w/o contrast and the findings were:
C2-3, the central canal and neuralformina are patent.
C3-4, a diffuse disc bulge effaces the thecal sac. There is minimal narrowing of the neural formina.
C4-5, a diffuse disc bulge effaces the thecal sac. There is mild narrowing of the neural formina.
C5-6, there is a disc/osteophytic ridge with moderate narrowing of the central canal and neural formina.
C6-7, there is a diffuse disc bulge asymmetric to the left. There is mild narrowing of the central canal. The right neural foramen is patent. There is moderate narrowing of the left neural foramen.
C7-T1, the central canal is patent. There is mild narrowing of the right neutral foramen and moderate narrowing of the left foramen.
diffuse disc bulges narrowing the central canal and neural formina as described, most pronounced from C5-6 through C7-T1.
Have been recommended for disc replacement at L5/S1 and was told they'd use a Synthes Spine ProDisc-C. I was reading on a class action lawsuit, was just curious to see if anyone else had been given the Pro Disc C and what the result was?View 12 Replies
I have a a torn disc at L4/L5 (not herniated). It showed up in an MRI I had in March 2014 (and symptoms first showed up, I believe, two years before that). I won't go through why it took two years to be properly diagnosed (my handle here was created when I thought I was going to have to have reconstructive foot surgery because I am severely overpronated).
I had an epidural 12 days ago, and the chronic lower back pain I had when seated has been reduced significantly. Of course, I hope that it will last for a long time. I am starting PT.
I am wondering if anyone with a similar diagnosis ended up feeling the same way I did, and, if so, if/how you finally got better.
Before I ever had any pain, I first had a sense of being out of alignment. First thing I noticed was my right shoulder and back slumping on my right side. I have a desk job, and this sounds nuts, I know, but I started holding a dictionary in my lap as a sort of "guide" to align myself against.
Eventually I started shifting in my seat all the time; it felt like my pelvis was out of balance. I couldn't find balance from my right foot to my right glute; I had to really work at it. On a recumbent bike, my right leg turned in. At the gym, not really knowing what I was trying to do, I would constantly reach down and touch my right heel (when seated on a bench), as if trying to straighten my foot. I couldn't clench my right butt cheek, and my right glute eventually atrophied to the point that my gym shorts would slide down my right side, and I could feel the difference in my glutes in my jeans.
I felt like I was caved inward on my right side from my neck to the bottom of my foot. Breathing was affected.
My gait was messed up: It began to feel as if I were walking on two different legs; it didn't hurt to walk, it was just difficult. Sometimes I had a limp. It was difficult to stand for any length of time, again, because of feeling misaligned rather than pain.
Low right back pain when seated kicked in, and starting about nine months ago, was chronic. It hurt all day long, and I ate ibuprofen like M&Ms.
So now, as I say, I have (what I believe is) a correct diagnosis; have had the epidural, which has greatly reduced the back pain.
Now I just have the lingering sense of my back and shoulder on the right side not being aligned, and still have mobility and gait issues. Have had only the initial PT consult, but gearing up to go twice a week next week.
My question (finally! sorry!): With a small torn disc at L4-L5 like this, did you feel like that? And, more important, did you get better? From when symptoms first started (the dictionary days) until now, it's been nearly four years. I think all the alignment stuff just got worse and worse during that time because I couldn't get a proper diagnosis. I hope I can get better.
Can he tell if I herniated a disc from an x ray? I don't want any more MRI's.View 6 Replies
it's been awhile since I came on this board but I know there is many helpful people here. I asked for an MRI of my cervical but neurologist ordered MRI of my Thoracic region.
There is a small hemangioma arising from the right aspect of the body of T6.
A small right of midline disc herniation at T7/T8. It mildly effaces the ventral surface of the cord.
There is a central disc herniation present at L1/L2. This herniated disc measures 11 by 7 mm. There is compression of the anterior sac.
1. Small right of midline disc herniation T7-T8.
2. Prominent central disc herniation L1-L2.
My symptoms are pulsing pain around my bra line. Weird deep pains that is hard to explain. Either the inside of thighs or from buttocks to ankles. Feet feel heavy.
About 2 week's ago I took 2 perc within a night and the next day I got sick, I thought from the pills, but than I was nauseous and have been for the most part ever since. My left side mid to lower back started hurting approx a week ago and it's gotten much worse last night and now I'm having pain in my upper right abdomen as if the pain moved. I'm on muscle relaxers for my back already but it's not affecting/helping my new pain though and the new pain doesn't feel the same. I was just curious if anyone had any idea what it might be, some say kidneys but does that pain or can it move from my back to my abdomen?View 1 Replies
I'm 18 and i was diagnosed with scoliosis at a young age. I wore a brace to correct the curvature for about 2-3 years. The brace would put pressure on my hips and after some time I would have pain in my lower back, down my buttocks, down the back of
the leg and into the toes. It's sharp and searing and sometimes there's tingling and numbness. Could this be sciatica caused by the brace? Is it possible that it pinched the nerves and caused permanent damage? All I know is that it is extremely painful and hard to get to go away..
I have an herniated disc between L4 and L5 .A massive disc fragment broke and moved away and is pressing the dural sac.I have pains only when I walk.I can not stand up more than 10 minutes because of the pain.How dangerous it is and how can I be sure that a surgery will solve my problem?View 1 Replies
Is there a difference between disc displacement and dislocation? I see those terms being used around here a lot and was wondering if one indicates whether a disc could be recaptured and whether a disc is not reducing?View 7 Replies