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Help with sons mri he’s in so much pain

Started by Natthewife on 11/01/2017 2:07pm

Brief history, I have an autistic son now 13 started with lower back pain 2 years ago. Pain was gradual but began to increase to daily chronic pain within months. MRI finally done 4 weeks ago results are as follows,

There is mild flattening of normal lumbar lordosis and subtle lumbar curvature convex to the left cantered approximately L3.

There is mild disc degeneration at L5-S1 with broad based annular disc bulging and mild reduction in disc height.

We are waiting on appointment with spinal doctor but my son is in so much pain daily he’s on the strong 400ml ibruprohen probably spelt wrong but these do not help. He struggles with moving, walking everything. My gp says he should not be in this much pain with what they found but his life right now is so hard for him.

Need advice from anyone please.

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Hello, Natthewife--thank you for your post. We are so sorry to read about what your son is going through--watching your child in pain is so incredibly hard for a parent. We feel for both of you.

There are many non-surgical treatments that may relieve low back pain--and you can read more about them in detail here: ( Low and Lower Back Pain Center ). One thing you may not have considered is alternative therapies. Reading your story, this article to mind: ( Acupuncture for Children With Back Pain ).

Before trying any new treatments, including acupuncture, we encourage you to wait to meet with your spine specialist. He or she will be best positioned to understand your son's pain and will recommend the best course of action for him.

We hope this information helps, and we wish you both the very best.