I am reposting in hopes of getting a conversation started! I am 44 years old in February in relatively good health. Have had back issues since my 7 year old was born...always muddled through...this last "my back is out episode" has been going on for around 3 months...pain is different, length of down time different...all around things are not going well for me. I spent 3 days in hospital (this time) and feel like I am on a rollercoastertrying to figure out what to do, which direction to look for answers etc. I am unable to work, struggle with caring for my kids...just having a very hard time. Not sure if it helps to spark converstaion but I have listed below the basic results to my MRI
My pain is mostly in my left hip and leg....even on quite a bit of narcotic meds. I am coming undone!
Grade 1 lytic spondylolistheses at L5-S1
Grade 1 degenerative spondylolisthesis at L4-L5
Left paracentral disc bulge at L2-L3 with left foraminal narrowing
Broad basded disc bulge at L3-L4 with moderate central stenosis and bilateral foraminal narrowing
Central disc bulge at L4-L5, no significant stenosis
Bilateral pars defects at L5
L5-S1 there is a broad based disc bulge with left foraminal narrowing
EMG and Nerve conduction done yesterday...what does this all mean?
Sorry so long but I need some support...please!
3 level fusion L3-S1 July 23, 2012