Newbie here dropping in for my first post. 38 year old male, 185 lbs. Moved late last year and started experiencing mild constant lower back pain. Then on New Year's Eve I slipped in the tile entry way to our home and awoke the middle of that night with extreme sciatic in my right leg. Well now 6+ months down the road, still experiencing good days, and some not so good days. The sciatic has resided for the most part, but the lower back pain is still there and very persistent at times. Last month my after starting PT at my doctors recommendation, I started experiencing even more pain and even started getting numbness in my tailbone area. Doctor advised an emergency MRI which I had done 2 weeks ago. It revealed disc desiccation and a posterior central
annular fissure at my L4-5 along with broad based disc herniation. And disc height loss, desiccation,
spondylosis, and degenerative end-plate signal changes including bone marrow edema at the L5-S1 disc. My doctor translated this as having dengernative disc disease but "nothing in need of emergency surgery" but recommended I follow up immediately with my new doctor (currently changing service providers). So waiting until July 1st to setup an appointment with the new doc. Currently they have me taking 10mg Flexeril at night to help me sleep and providing 50 5/325 hydrocodone a month to help out with pain when needed. Like I said, I will have a couple of good days without pain, but then will suddenly awake one morning in extreme pain again which then will last a couple of more days before going away. Just hoping to get things under control and healed so I can resume living a normal life.
So that's my story