Hi. I dont know how to start this other than to say- I really need advice.
As some may know I have been living with a torn disc for the past 3 years being told there is nothing that can be done for it except therapy.
Two weeks ago I was in so much pain my pcp sent me to the er to get iv meds and ordered an MRI. The MRI was done with the result being this:
1) I have the original tear in L4
2) I have a new tear in L5 with a bulging disc
3) T11 and T12 have Chronic Moderately Advance Degenerative Disc Disease.
I do see a Spine specialist on 11-29.
Here is where I would appreciate ANY FEEDBACK-
I have been doing/done PT, chriopractic thereapy, traction, steroid injections, had a rhizotomy, a discectomy and im at the end of my rope of being told "there is nothing that can be done." I work for a neurological group and one of the docs mentioned checking into surgery because it has been 3 years for one injury and the new injuries need to be looked at. This is really taking a toll on my life as far as my marriage, the pain, and just all around quality of life. When I see the specialist on the 29th, just go straight for surgery? At this point- what else can be done????? Thanks! ~Chele