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.
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.
For the last 3 weeks I am getting severe buttock pain when I stand up after sitting or lying on the bed. Thereafter when I walk for 2 min the pain subsides and I feel absolutely normal.
Again when I sit the cycle continues. Sometimes the pain moves from bottom to back of thigh.
I have consulted few doctors, one said Hamstring strain, other said SI joint and piriformis muscle issue and finally the last one said disc prolapse.
Has anyone experienced such issue before and if yes what was the diagnosis.
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
Hi all, before xmas my back started to get sore but i thought with 2 weeks rest during the holiday it would get better. Day before i was due to go back to work it was really bad. I went to the osteopath and it felt like he had fixed it so i was pleased. Few days after i started to get pains from the top of my buttock all the way down my leg into my foot, I then realized that i had sciatica. The pain is really nasty and i get pins and needles in some of my foot and calf. It has stopped me walking properly and i limp about. Week ago i had an MRI scan and it revealed that one of the discs is trapping the nerve. I have good and bad days but i cant walk properly and pain killers really help. I went back to the doctor today and he thinks from the results of the scan i should arrange to have surgery as it hasn't improved over 8 weeks. I really don't want to go to hospital as it seems extreme and i haven't tried any of the other options.View 1 Replies
I had a disc prolapse in january this year(08 ).i just thought i had severe back pain as i usually did have back pain.on the 2nd of january i went to hospital as the pain got so severe,i couldn't walk and the pain was in my left leg.the hospital gave me a pain killer told me it was siatica and sent me home.two days later my pain was unbearable so i went back to hospital who yet again examined me and told me to have accupuncture and was sent home.On the 23rd january i stood up and had lost control of my bladder the pain was so horrific i decided to go to a different hospital.when i arrived they examined me and told me i was to have an mri scan.where they tried to lay me in the mri scanner but could not so transferred me to a different hospital.at the hospital they took 4 hour to do my mri because i was in so much pain i could not lie on my back.when they finally did an mri they could see that my disc had broken off and was on my spinal cord,i had an emergancy operation and was told if i had left it another 24 hours i would never have walked again.i wish the first hospital would have examined me properly in the first instance.i never had suffered so much pain in my life i was in agony.i had the op and now 11 months on i'm still recovering but at least i can walk.View 1 Replies
I have been told that I have two disc bulges at c3-4 and c5-6 in my neck. There is also a large broad based posterior left paracentral and intraforaminal disc protrusion at c6-7 that is compressing the nerve.
I am being referred on to a specialist but that is ages away. I would be greatful for any advice in terms of
(1) what is the likely solution for this diagnosis i.e can physio sort this out or will it be an op?
(2) are there any immediate dangers ?
(3) can i still exercise?
Had a disectomy 2 years ago on l3 l4 and worked wonders on my sciatica however lower back pain is always there. 2 years on I have a herniated disc at l4/l5. I have been off work for 8 weeks now and walk with a stick. I am going back to work on Monday for 2 hours to see how I go. I'm on tramadol naproxen paracetamol but still not finding any relief. I have had PT and didn't help. I am now being referred to the hospital pain management clinic in June. I can walk 15 mins with a stick before excruciating pain in my leg and back. I feel I have no life and this will never end.View 1 Replies
I got l5-s1 disc bulge in dec 2011.
I hd been taking homeopathy treatment.
Right side is recovered but left side is not recovered and sciatica pain is not at all reduced.I am 24 yr old girl and very thin because of health issues.My question is can I join Gym to gain my weight? I mean having disc bulge and going for Gym is advisable or no?
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?
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 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?
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
I had a herniated disc from July 2010, which trapped the Sciatic nerve and caused on going constant pain through my bum into my leg. After trying physiotherapy and so many different types of tablets nothing worked. Eventually after a long 18 months i had a discectomy to remove the part of the disc which was herniated. So that was in december 2011. I am now in just as much pain with pain which has now spread to the foot.
Has anyone else suffered the same or more pain after an operation?
What methods have you tried to deal with pain and what tablets did you use?
I'm currently taking 2 500mg naproxen a day, One when I wake then One about 4/5pm to get me through the rest of the day but they're slowly starting to work less and less is there anything I can swap them with? Anything you guys take for anti inflammatory.
Maybe something over the counter I can take with it? Ofcourse not ibuprofen.
I have had right at 24 visits of Physical therapy at 6 visits of aquatic therapy and nothing seems to help at all,Last month I have been dealing with a lot of pain and when I went and seen my Neurosurgeon on 8/20 he thought I reherniated the disc again so he ordered Flexion Xray and another MRI, it showed that the was no sign of a reherniation but a week before my surgery he told me that I had a slipped or bulging disc because of the traumatic injury I had to my L4/l5, so it definitely showed that and now I have been in a Back Brace for 4 wks because my spine has shifted 1.1 millimeters and I have what they call spondylolisthesis,I just had another xray yesterday and he ordered a Nerve Conduction test cause I had already had issues neurological issues w/right leg after surgery and now with this more pain that I'm having issues now with my left leg aswell,My question is doing you think my Dr might have missed something or not......View 1 Replies