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Back Pain

LoraLeiLLoraLei Posts: 2
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:49 AM in New Member Introductions
I am a new member. I a hoping to find similar stories like mine where I can learn ideas and what others are doing for the same health problems. I have lower back pain, sciatica, right hip pain, and sharp pains in my left thigh.

I see a Rheumatologist every 3 months for fibromyalgia and nerve pain. Last year I did get an MRI and have disc herniation centrally at L1/L2, L4/L5, and L5/S1. Disc bulging at L2/L3 and L3/L4. Midly diminished canal diameter at L4/L5. At L4/L5 the midline canal diameter is midly dimished measuring 9mm. There is no foraminal impingement. There is a slight retrolisthesis at this level. At L5/S1 there is noncompressive foraminal narrowing bilaterally. I don't understand all of this except that I know it has to do with why I am having so much pain. My question is, does this get better with time? Or will it get worse? Should I get surgery? My Dr. suggested PT, cortizone shots, and possibly surgery. Does anyone else have similar problems as these? What do you do for it? And what do you take for it? I take muscle relaxers, Tylenol 3, something for nerve pain, and an anti-depressant.

The other problem is the sharp pain I get in my left thigh in the same exact spot. It's like an electric shock like pain that is excrutiating. I lasts for a few seconds but I can get it over and over again over a period of a few minutes to a 1/2 hour. Sometimes it's aggravated and I get it over and over again in one day. Then I may not get it for days. I have no idea what this is but it is the worst pain I have ever felt in my life and I've had this for a few years now. I get pain like this in my nerves but only in this one spot is it so severe. Does anyone else get this?

I was in a car accident in 06 and had severe whiplash. I had bulging and herniated disks in my neck. I went for PT and saw a chirporactor and dealt with that for about two years. I still have neck pain and shoulder pain and can't lean over for long periods of time. I don't know if the back pain has anything to do with the accident.

I am in my mid 40's.

Thanks for listening! :)


  • I had been suffering for 5 years. I had been given muscle relaxers, pains killers and physical therapy. I tried shots, massages and over the counter pain relievers. All of this to no avail. When I saw Edited then I contacted where I felt relief.


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  • :H LoraLei, hi and welcome to the forum! we are here to offer you support and answe what questions we can.it sounds as if it is time to see a specilized doctor about your pain problems... you may need more treatment than a chiro can or should be giving at this time. it sounds as if you are having some nerve pain and this can often be treated with medication and rest.. please see a doctor.. they will know best and can give you many more options and a treament plan made just for you! good luck! Jenny
  • :)))
    Hi Jenny,

    Thank you for your response! I think you're right and I will wait on seeing a chiro. I should go back to either my Rheumatologist or Spine Specialist. The pain is getting worse and sitting at work all day doesn't help. I do get up a lot and try and move around. I thought things would start to get better with time but it seems that it's getting worse.
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