My entire body is numb, I can't sit, stand, or walk for more than a few minutes. It's terrible!! I've also been in physical therapy but it isn't helping. I'm worse off now that before the surgery.
At C5-C6, there is a posterior disc herniation along with mild ucinate spurring. There is mild central canal stenosis and mild foraminal stenosis which is worse on the left side.
Impression: Single level disc disease at C5-C6
Op note diagnosis:
1. Cervical degenerative spine disease, spondylosis formation herniated disc C5-C6.
2. Bilateral C6 radiculopathy secondary to above.
3. Cervicalgia secondary to above.
At L4-L5, there is a disc bulge and annular tear and a right paracentral disc protrusion. There is indentation upon the thecal sac but no central canal stenosis or foraminal stenosis. Bilateral hypertrophy is seen.
At L5-S1, there is a central and right paracentral disc protrusion and annular tear. There is no central canal stenosis. There is right-sided foraminal stenosis as disc protrudes out into the right foramen also and right bilateral facet hypertrophy is seen.
Impression: Disc protrusions at L4-L5 and L5-S1. Foraminal narrowing.
Has anyone with similar problems applied for disability? My STD was converted to LTD and therefore I was required to apply for disability. There is no way I can work with this pain and numbness and tingling. It is consistent and had not responded to therapy. I'm just not sure what to do anymore.