Hello...I am very thankful I have found this site. My son is in the Navy and has been going thru back pain for the last year. Here's what his MRI says:
Degenerative disc disease at L5-S1 with a posterior radial annular tear. There is perhaps a subtle left posterolateral disc herniation.
There is a posterior radial annular tear suggested at L5-S1 and perhaps at L4-L5 and L3-L4. There is straightening of the lumbar lordosis.
Disc herniation at particularly T6-T7. Subtle central disc herniation at T7-T8.
After going thru the shots, the Graston technique, pain management..he finally got to see the main surgeon today and he told him he couldn't do anything and is referring him to a Physiologist. What the heck does that mean??? Does this mean that he's not fixable???
Any help would be greatly apppreciated!!!