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Back pain on L5

Started by 100001627748103... on 12/02/2011 11:03am

I've been having alot of back pains for a couple of years. Keep going to doctors over and over, and finally someone listened. Went to have a MRI done and found out i have no fluids in my L5. The doctors told me i will always have that pain and there is nothing they can do. He also told me i have to keep my weight my down to relief the pressure off. I think there is something else they can do. I can't get a good night sleep because of the pain. espeacially in the morning when i get up. I have to lasy there for awhile cause it hurts so much i cant get up.

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do you have a bad disc?
ray

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sounds like you have ddd(degentrative disc disease) loss of fluid in your disc. I do have this in few of my disc. L5-s1 were fused together march 2011, due to the disc herniated then blew apart. Was an injury at work. Is your disc herinated or torn, what did the mri say??

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I have a slight bulging disc, but because of the fluids being gone in my L5 the bones are rubbing together, that is why my back is hurting all the time. Like i said i know there is something they can do but the doc i spoke to said there was nothing. I was thinking they can maybe put somethink fake in replacement of the fluid they can inject. I was just wanting to know if there was was. Seriously thinking about going to another doctor.

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Tonya go to another doctor. When my l5 disc tore then the bones began rubbing together and became very painful. I had a l5-s1 fusion with an artifical disc put in as well. sounds like you have the same problem. Definetely go see another doctor!

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i agree with what he posted.
its what they may have to do to you.
you could try the shots in your back.
if you want to wait on surgery.
but the shots work different on all people.
but yes see another doctor and look at other things you can try.
bone on bone is a real #####.
i know how that feels.
ray.

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Hi Tonya Ben, yes I agree. You should get the reports from the doctor and any MRI or X-rays. Say you want another opinion. If the dr's office gives you trouble go to the place that you had the test at.

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1st see another Doc and 2nd L5-S1 fusion is the most successful fusion that is done because it is your last disc at least that is what my surgeon told me. Hopefully you won't need fusion. I was told I didn't surgery for almost 3 yrs, went to another surgeon and he looked at me like "who have you been seeing?". Short story that disc was worn completely out and was removed in 3 pieces so I was bone to bone. They should be able to access you from the front and not cut a back muscle also. It's easy to get confused but search out the most minally invasive surgeon= frontal access. I was swimming a mile with-in 30 days and walking 2 miles easily. I was fused with 2 screws for hardware up from the bottom.

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I had a l5-s1 fusion March of 2011. They went thru my back and it was minimally invasive. None of my back muscles were cut. I had 2 screws, 1 rod and an artifical disc as well. Much easier recovery than cutting your back open. It was still rough and I did PT for 7 months but it was worth it

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