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still having lower back issues - what's going on???? help

Started by ladybug5563 on 06/30/2017 3:59pm

Does anyone have lower back problems?? I cannot sweep my floor without my lower back tightening up like a rubber band, there is pain when I walk in my hip, groin area, down my back leg, sometime radiates to my foot, sharp pain shoots across my back, spams, numbness sometimes, but the doctor makes me feel as if all in my head.. but yet wants me to do 3 more epidural injection and spinal cord stimulator!! and says there is nothing else he can do for me. Every MRI seems to be a little different.. first it was annular tears and the neuro disagreed with the report. this is my latest report.

L5-S1: Mild disc desiccation with minimal anterior spondylosis. Broad bases concentric circumferential 1mm disc bulge abuts the anterior thecal sac. No evidence of compressive discopathy, central canal stenosis or foraminal impingement. There is bilateral facet joint fluid.

L4-L5: Mild degenerative disc disease with disc desiccation, osteochondrosis and minimal anterior spondylosis. Broad based concentric circumferential 1mm disc bulge indents the anterior thecal sac. No evidence for compressive discopathy. The disc material encroaches the floor of the neural foramina bilaterally without evidence for exiting nerve root impingement. There is a mild epidural lipomatosis and this contributes to a mild to minimal central canal stenosis.

L3-L4: Mild degenerative disc disease with disc desiccation and minimal anterior spondylosis. No evidence for compressive discopathy, central canal stenosis or foraminal impingment.

L2-L3 Mild disc desiccation. No evidence for compressive discopathy, central canal stenosis or foraminal impingement.

T12 - L1 Mild disc desiccation. No evidence for compressive discopathy, central canal stenosis or foraminal impingement.

IMPRESSION:

1. Mild central canal stenosis at L4-L5 on the basis of mild degenerative disc disease, shallow disc bulging and epidural limpomatosis.

2. Multilevel mild to minimal degenerative disc changes. No evidence for vertebral body fractures or spondylolisthesis. No evidence for herniated discs or foraminal impingement.

Read more:http://www.healthboards.com/boards/spinal-cord-disorders/1035136-mri-lumbar-different-reading-everytime-help.html#ixzz4lWLZx27K

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Hi, ladybug5563--thanks for your post!

It sounds like your doctor may not be taking your pain seriously and is pushing treatments on you. You might consider getting a second opinion to determine if another doctor is a better fit for you. You can read about that here ( Second Opinions: Five Things About This Patient Right ).

We'd also like to share our doctor finder tool to help you find qualified spine specialists near you ( https://www.spineuniverse.com/locate/spe... ).

We hope this information helps and wish you the best of luck!

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Stop sweeping! Seriously I know it's irresistible but I've learned not to do too much especially if you know an activity aggravates condition.
Not being facetious!

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