Hi everyone, I just found this website as I was trying to research my condition. About a week ago I had such bad pain in my lower left side of my back and left upper leg, I thought it was a kidney stone, and I had to be taken by ambulance to the hospital, however the hospital did not find anything a few hours later after a pain shot and doing a CT scan I was released, I followed up with my family doctor the next day and he had an MRI taken and the following was found.
L1-L2: 1-2mm disk bulge
L3-L4: 1-2mm disk bulge
L4-L5: 3-4mm disk bulge with posterior annular tear
L5-S1: 3-4mm disk protrusion with posterior annular tear
I am taking pain medication only for now, and am scheduled to see an orthopedic surgeon in a week.
Just getting a bit scared since now it seems I have a little problem with my bladder only partially emptied each time i urinate. can anyone give any feedback?