Hello everyone I'm a new member, I came here hoping to just have a few people with simular issues to talk too. As you all know the life we live gets rough and the people we are surrounded by don't understand us and can get kind of burned out listening to us.
Current medical diagnosis: l5 s1 herniated disc with a stage 2 annular tear along with nerve impingment.
Mri showed the herniation as well as the annular tear. Going in for discography in december to find out what my next road to take is. Currently only taking 10mg norco 5 times a day as I don't want nor like to take medications although I have to in order to work. Yes I still work, my job carries my insurance so until my doctors take me out of work I will continue to do so. I've had 3 rounds of cortisone epidurals and bilatteral facet blocks but they did nothing for me, probably from going to work with this condition.
I look forward to talking to everyone and helping anyone with anything I can. Depression is getting the best of me these days as many of you probably deal with just like me. Thanks for listening
L5 s1 degeneration, annular tear and bulg with nerve compression. Dr says its normal wear and tear lol