I have chronic, fairly severe low back pain and I was wondering if anyone has similar conditions and if that they should be causing so much pain.
L1-2, moderate facet disease
L2-3, moderate facet disease
L3-4, foraminal stenosis, moderate facet disease
L4-5, foraminal stenosis, moderate facet disease
L5-S1, disk space narrowing, broad-based bulging disk, left paracentral annular tear, central disk protrusion, moderate facet disease, foraminal stenosis.
The pain is chronic, some days are worse than others. My quality of life is suffering and I'm becoming reclusive and depressed because of it. I have severe low back pain as well as pain in my left hip, thigh and foot. There is numbness tingling and weakness as well. I'm starting to get a lot of thoracic muscle pain lately which I think may be compesatory (sp?). Does anyone have simlar symptoms with these conditions and is this normal to experience this much pain?