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Lower back pain

Started by Qwiksting on 09/10/2020 6:50am

Hi, I have posted about my c5-C7 surgery, and you guys were great about explaining issues for me. Now, I have another problem, this time with my lower back. I have had off and on pain for years with it, but it has become more ON than off. Therefore I had my Dr. order an MRI. Here are the results:

Small perineural cyst is noted on the left at that level measuring 4 mm. L4-5: There is mild disc desiccation and diffuse disc bulging with bilateral facet hypertrophy and ligamentum flavum laxity. No definite focal disc protrusion is noted. There is no canal stenosis or significant neural foraminal narrowing identified. L5-S1: Disc desiccation with diffuse disc bulging. There is broad-based central and left paracentral disc protrusion which is similar compared to the prior study. This mildly indents the ventral aspect of the thecal sac. Mildly displaces the left S1 nerve root and touches the right S1 nerve root. No significant neural foraminal narrowing is identified. IMPRESSION: 1. Mild multilevel degenerative disc and facet changes predominantly at L4-5 and L5-S1. 2. Disc desiccation with disc bulging and superimposed central and left paracentral disc protrusion at L5-S1 mildly displacing the left S1 nerve root and touching the right S1 nerve root as above. Findings are stable. No acute findings noted. Electronically signed by: Marilin Espino-Maya MD 9/1/2020 3:36 PM CDT Workstation: 108-1070

I have been going to pain management for shots but since covid I haven’t been. The last time I went, my Pain Dr. suggested an a abelation. Was wondering if anyone had that done and the results, if you were satisfied with it, or should I just go back with the shots?

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