Around 10 years ago I was diagnosed with DDD when I had a c5/6 problem.
3 injections I was as good as new. Never reoccurred.
3 months ago I had pulled a muscle in my lower back. After several months of seeing my Dr. She sent me for a MRI when the pain started radiating in my butt and down my right leg.
MRI results are in my Sig.
So for the last 3 months I have been in tons of pain. Mostly been in bed.
On Unemployment. Going to see about switching to short term Disability. And also apply for SSDI with a atty. I don't see this being a quick fix.
Any how I have started my 2nd week of oral steroids.
Surgeon says injections are the next to do and if that does not help than surgery.
I hope the butt leg calf pain goes away soon. It's he'll!
L2/3 has a 3mm left lateral bulge in the annular with more
left focal paramedian protrusion and minute annular tear.
There is a 2mm left sided retrolisthesis and minimal below the intact
anterior longitudinal ligament are present.
L3/4 disk space, which is desiccated, there is a 2mm left lateral protrusion and annular
tear without significant central or foraminal stenosis or displacement of a contiguous intrathecal course
of the L4 nerve root.
L4/5 disk space there is evidence of a right lateral extruded disk herniation which has
extended inferiority to this level for a total length of 1.3cm.
There is a sequestered fragment which measures 5 x 6 mm in diameter.
There is significant comprmoise of the right L5 nerve root within the proximal mid lateral recess.
At the disk level there is evidence of a 4mm predominately right sided retrolisthesis and diffuse bulge at the annulus. There
is no foraminal stenosis.
L4/5 herniation13mm sequestered fragment L5 root compromise.
L3/4 annular tear.
L2/3 3mm bulge and annular tear.
Tens mpo combo system
Epidural L4 L5 28Nov12 / 12Dec12 / 26Dec12. All no relief
MicroD L4 L5 May 23 2013