I rarely frequent discussion forums but needed to find a place to go for advice and information. I've lived most of my life with disabling conditions. But over the years its gotten worse.
I have ME/CFIDS, Fibromyalgia, Chronic myofascial pain, Multiple chemical sensitivities, etc.
I had an MRI due to long term back pain. In my early 20's I'd been told I had arthritis in my lower back. I am now 33 when the doctor sent me for an MRI to see why the pain has gotten worse.
The MRI showed Mild Rotatory Scholiosis, early degeneration of the L2-3 L3-4 discs, as well as an anular tear midline at L3-4. (described as hyperintense material along the posterior aspect of the annulus in the midline) Partial Degeneration of L4-5. Early bilateral facet arthritis.
The doctor told me it was DDD. Didnt say much about the Tear. Told me to go to Physical therapy 3 days a week for a few weeks.
Problem is ME/CFIDS (Myalgic Encephalopathy, Chronic fatigue Immune dysfunction syndrome) complicates things. Makes physical therapy very difficult and at times impossible.
I also had a health crisis which has set me back even further. And am still dealing with the doctors about what it is that is going on.
But my back pain is getting worse.
I am at a loss as to what to do. So here I am.