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 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
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
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
a disc bulge can return to normal shape ? i mean lower back disc.what can i do ?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
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 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 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.
First time on these boards and hoping to find some answers. I had really bad backache start suddenly 7 months ago. Visited an osteopath who diagnosed herniated disc (result of a very bad car accident 35 years ago - I was shocked to say the least). Osteo told me to go to GP incase surgery is needed in future, GP said even consultant would not have diagnosed HD without a scan so referred me to physio. Physio said it's degenerative something or other, possibly result of car crash and/or being 55. I was terrified it was cancer or similar so was relieved. Anyway, exercises don't help but walking and stretching does. Once I get comfortable in bed or sitting down the pain goes. My back does crack a lot now as I stand up after bending down (feeding the cat, picking up clothes etc). I am on Naproxen 500 (can I only take it twice a day?) and co-codamol which helps but I am in constant pain. I have had a lot of time off work due to a bereavement and back appointments and don't want to go back to GP without a better idea of what's wrong - does anyone share my symptoms? Thanks for reading this.
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 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.
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.