Hello Everyone, If anyone can give me insight I would be really appricative.. I am scared out of my mind.. Not sure what to do... LONG STORY SHORT:
I bought a pair of those new Sketcher " Shape-up ' shoes.. I wore then for 1-2 weeks and LOVED them, but then started to have mild low back pain.. At first I thought " Ok stop wearing these shoes" So i bought NEW SHOES and the low back pain would not stop.. It is mild in nature but presistent and is worse in the morning.. After 1 month of this pain i decided to get a MRI.. Here are my results:
L1-L2 - No significant ventral extradural defects. The facets and neural foramina are within normal limits. No edvidence of central or foraminal stenosis.
L2-L3 - No significant ventral extradural defects. The facets and neural foramina are within normal limits. No edvidence of central or foraminal stenosis.
L3-L4 - A broad-based disc herniation is seen. There is also bilateral facet and ligamentous hypertrophy.
There is moderate bilateral neuroforaminal narrowing and mild central canal stenosis.
L4-L5 - A broad-based disc herniation is seen. There is also bilateral facet and ligamentous hypertrophy.
There is moderate bilateral neuroforaminal narrowing and moderate central canal stenosis.
L5-S1 - A central herniation slightly indents the ventral aspect of the thecal sac causing central canal stenosis.
Findings:- Verebral body alignment is anatomic. There is intervertebral disc space narrowing at L3-l4 thru l5-s1 with endplate reactive changes and disc desiccation. No compression fracture is identified. The conus ends normally at its expected location.
I have POSTED MY MRI on youtube if any "techie's" would comment that would be great or PM me..
I have always been active and worked out.. I have never had any lower back issues other than lttle stiffness. This all started after i used those SHAPE UP SHOES.. I have neck issues which were a mess a year or so ago after a car accident but never back problems...
3 HERNIATED DISC has to mean fusion is right around the corner..
.. I will see a NEURO at end of March.
WILL THIS GET BETTER??? The pain is NOT horrible but i have it everyday. its like mild but constant low back pain. i am afraid to do much of anything.. . I dont need SHOTS for it yet, but i guess it may hit me anyday .. SHOULD I BE EXERCISING?? Sometime times it helps.. Amazing how u can wake up one day and your body just changed.. i am trying to contribute these backissues to something but cant recall hurting myself.. thanks