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Annular Tear at L5 - Nerve Damage - 30 years old

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edited 06/11/2012 - 8:34 AM in Lower Back Pain
About 2 years agoe during my pregnancy I started having shooting pain go down my leg and whenever I crossed my legs my right foot would go numb. I was told it was siactca (sp). I will summarize as best as possible. I have had 2 MRI, Cat Scan, Bone Scan, 2 X-Rays and 2 EMG's in the past 8 months. I have fallen down the steps 5 times since January. I am in extreme amounts of pain all day and everyday. I have been told I have a annular tear right next to my nerve and I have nerve damage and weekness in my right leg. I have a 10 month old also. I guess my question is, does anyone else have this and is it painful to you??? I feel like I am going crazy. The meds help a little but only brigns my pain down to a 5 if I am lucky. I am going to have a discosecomy(sp) in October. Where is everyone elses pain?


  • my lord so many falls and so much pain and the responsibility of the baby. i dont have the trouble you do but i just wanted you to know i am thinking of you and hope the surgeon has a solution so any further nerve damage can be prevented.....pete
  • I had three toen discs, two annular tears. The discogram(same thing) is the only test that tells how bad the disc is. How come it is so far out before you have it. I would ask to get it asap. I had every test in the world and the discogram was the one that found my problems. Goood Luck! As far as your question, it is painful, but the do usually sedate you to a point. You have to be able to answer questions the ask about how bad pain is. It is not that bad. I had 2 of them. Try to get it sooner, so you get get some treatment sooner. PM me if you want
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