I cannot afford to go to the doc right now for CTS because of all the bill I have some are because of work comp!! Anyone have any cool gadgets/or ideas that can relieve the pain??? Back pain and CTS are not good combos at all especially when your going back to school again oh no!!! I am very sure its CTS because im on the computer frequently and the pain is like a severe pressure @ the wrist about where the nerve would be. I wear wrist bands but I think thats making it worse? I probably will have cancer next with my luck
21 yr old injured on the job with no hope left what so ever!
-Tried two different chiropractors.
>Result one made me worse than before and the other according to this MRI has increased my disk height through spinal decompression all though my disk bulge has gotten worse by 2mm since Aug 09'.
-Trying PT now so far its a fail.
-Tried pain management with no luck that screwed me up!
>Result the cortisone shots made my retro worse. After I got them a few week later I had massive popping when I tilt my pelvis forward or backward. It was also concluded that I was not a candidate for a facet rhizotomy but I still want it done because I have a some of the symptoms a facet problems such as tailbone pain after sitting down for 15mins.
-Got one otho opinion and he never said anything about operating but his assistant told me he basically didn't want to operate. Will be getting a 2nd one soon.
Meds- Oxycodone, Oxaprozin
Disk space signal and disk space height is well preserved. Marrow signal is within normal limits. The conus medullaris is unremarkable terminating at the L1-2 level.
The T12-L1, L1-2, L2-3, and L3-4 levels are unremarkable.
At L4-5 there is mild diffuse disk bulging and mild bilateral degenerative facets. There is no significant central canal or neuroforaminal narrowing.
At L5-S1 tehre is a broad-based midline to left paramedian disk protrusion. This is slightly more prominent currently when compared to the prior exam now extending approximately 6 mm beyond the expect prosterior disk margin compared to 4mm previously. This indents the anterior aspect of the thecal sac but does not appear to compress nerve roots. There is no significant neuroforaminal narrowing.
Neg T-spine MRI
L3-4: Mild bilateral facet arthroses.
L4-5: Mild desiccation and disc bulge. Mild bilateral facet arthroses.
L5-S1: Mild disc space narrowing and desiccation with a left central disc extrusion which extends dorsally up to 4mm. There is mild retrolisthesis of L5 on S1 of 2mm. There is mild ventral indentation on the dural sac and left S1 nerve root. There is no foraminal narrowing. Mild bilateral facet arthroses.