SO THIS IS WHAT MY MRI SAYS CAN SOME ONE HELP ME IM NEW AT THIS..
at T8-9 level.disk herniation with slght extrusion of the disk of the disk,indenting the ventral aspect of the cord irritating the right exiting T8 nerve root A smaller protrusion is seen at T9-10 level the disk space has mildly desiccated. mild forminal norrowing is seen. annular disk bulge and mild diskdesiccation is seen at T10-11. sagittal images reveal Mild changes of cervical spondylosis at C-5-6-7 levels impression: right paracentral disk heriation and extrusion at T8-9 level in position to irritate the right exiting T8 nerve root. disk spacedegenerations are present at T9-10-11 there is a mild rotation of the thoracic spine convex to the right
about long term and the side affects.I just was told that my only choice is to live with the pain or take the shot. So I've looked it up. Steriod injections for pain,ok. The side effects ?, the shot Joint infection,eats soft tissue,Nerve damage,kills bone around injections,Thinning of nearby bone,Tendon weakening or rupture, now I'm not a rocket scientist, but I don't think that adding this to the mix is the wright way to go.I'm already in pain 24-7 let's put something that's going to deteriorate my spine faster??? Oh wait, I will not feel it because it's numb... I'm a mechanic on all types of equipment, From no wheels to 18 wheels. So I deal with a lot of heavy parts most over 100 lbs and I'm part contorshenist to install them. The side effects that are described on this chat, mood swings,violent outburts, depressed,hot flases, etc.,this side effects out weigh the benefits. I think they are more harm than good. I'm 43 years old, I can still walk slowly no sharp turns the main damage is thoracic spine ,I was fine untill I fell off a truck @ work blew my knee & back up,the knee is fixed.The Spine ?.I don't want the shots but I can't do my job either. I told the doctor that I'm not going to take the shot, So he sent me back to work 100% work ready, lol.I must support my family so I went back to work and lasted two weeks.Untill I had to use a slege hammer, then I was on my face again @ the hosptial again. Now I'm in more pain than before and the doctor is gonna send me back on the 25th, I will go back like I said ,I need to support my fam. Does any one here have any help for me...WELL I DIDENT TAKE THE SHOT AGAIN HOWEVER DID NOT SEND ME BACK TO WORK YET INSTED GAVE ME TWO WEEKS OF P/T AND TOLD ME THAT I WILL BE BETTER BY THEN I WILL BE PUT BACK TO WORK AT THE END OF P/T I HOPE THE DOCTORS WRIGHT BUT I'VE BEEN IN PAIN FOR 5 MOUNTHS NOW AND HAD P/T TWICE BOTH TIMES IM STILL THE SAME WITH PAIN 24-7 EXCEPT NOW ITS WORSE I NEED SOME HELP UNDERSTANDING ALL THIS..