I'm new to the Chronic Pain Board but not new to chronic pain - it has just got worse. Seems from my head to my feet but I won't concern you w/ the other right now - the main pain is my back. I can not sit, drive, or ride with out terrible pain. I go to bed everynight on a ice pack. I'm so dishearted with Dr's. I go & all they do is a MRI - then tell me I can't have surgery - (thoracic area - too risky) They give me nothing or no hope so it frightens me as to am I only going to get worse - - since I am DDD?????
Here is my MRI report - although I think another one has ruptured or "something" in lower thoracic area since the MRI because I have some swelling in that area, a pulsating sensation & pain.
I'm also trying to get over rotator cuff surgery (which I think the therapy made the thoracic area flair up) plus sitting too much.
T5-T6 Posterior disc bulge which contacts the cord but not
T7-T8 minimal disc bulge
T9-T10 minimal disc bulge
Multi level disc bulges are seen in all 5 of the following:
Schmorl's nodes are noted at inferior endplates of L4 & L5
L3-L4 broad based posterior lateral disc bulge produces
moderate right neural foraminal stenosis.
At L4-L5 broad base dis bulge produces moderat left neural
Multilevel degenerative changes as noted in the lumbar spine
CAN SOMEONE HELP ME UNDERSTAND MY MRI?? AND MAYBE WHY I'M
IN SO MUCH PAIN.. Thank you very much.