Hello, I'm almost 33 yo and have had back pain (buldging discs/disc issues and cracked vertebra)since I was 18 (almost 19).
Had L4-5 discectomy in 2001 to fix a buldging disc that was protruding on my nerves causing left foot numbness.
Had many other procedures, treatments etc and am currently only receiving pain medications.
Had my 3rd child in the summer of 2009 and was breastfeeding and didn't need to be on meds during and after my pregnancy. We (docs and I) think it's something related to the hormones. Started on pain meds when baby was around 7 months old and the pain has only increasingly gotten worse since. It's worse than it was before I got pregnant. Begged my family doc for a MRI, got it, had to redo it because there were new findings (lesions). After receiving the 2nd report today I'm looking for help in decyphering (sp?) the results because I can't get into neurosurgery until Nov. 18th.
Glad to be here, hope I can find some answers & support.