Hi everyone, I recently joined this site, and just love all the information and compassion the members have. Just wanted to take a moment to say hi and let you know what I know thus far about my back problems.
I work in the health care industry and injured my back almost 6 months ago. I am about to hit the big 4-0. I have a disc that is bulging and impingeing on my left s1 nerve root. My ortho surgeon said that l5/s1 is totally collapsed and l4/l5 looks bad.Would that be ddd? I have pain all the time in my lower back and buttocks,down left leg to knee with tingling numbness in lower leg,foot and toes. I have tried physio, accupunture, ESI , with not relief. I am currently on ms contin, percocett for breakthrough and as of yesterday, back on lyrica.
My surgeon is sugesting interbody fusion at l5/s1 possibly l4/l5. I just had a bone scan and will have xrays before I see him on Monday.
Wishing you all a painfree/less day >:D<
>:D< >:-D< : Karen
L3-S1 herniation and bulges, stenosis, mod facet,ddd,impinged nerves,coccydinia
discectomy/lami July 2011-unsuccessful
adr L5-S1 Feb 2012