I am now on my own with all this going on in my back after 6 years dealing with WSDLI now that they have done a L3/4 and 4/5 fusion this is what I have left to work with and I will have to say I live in a lot of pain every day, I would like to have a better life than this.
I have very limited time left on my own insurance and then I will have to use Medicare/Medicaid, I was put on pension by the state for this and very bad depression as well I have PTSD. So I am trying to work on a few things, and I do not have but a 9th grade education. So I thought thier might be someone that could give me some sound advice and a direction to head to and not 6' under!
I am a good person I just need some honest help my three children would be very happy to see there dad smile once more? I am just turnning 49...
Para spinal Soft Tissues: Post -surgical changes on the right from L2 to L5. Decreased para spinal edema and resolution of rim-enhancing fluid collection at L4 compared to the prior exam. Para spinal edema on the right from L3 to L5-S1 is seen with relative asymmetric muscular edema and atrophy. Bony Anatomy : Discogenic endplate changes in the lower lumbar spine from L3 to L5-S1. There is also some endplate edema and vertebral edema at the S1-2 level with a vestigial disc noted. Conus: No abnormality demonstrated
T12-L1 Degenerative disc changes with mild disc height loss disc bulge without stenosis
L3-4: Loss of normal disc height and disc signal. No evident central canal stenosis
L4-5: Degenerative disc change with discogenic endplate changes, loss of normal height and disc signal. There is posterior osseus ridging at L4-5 Evaluation on the right limited by pedicale hardware.
L5-S1: Degenerative disc change with discogenic endplate changes and loss of normal disc signal.
Post contrast imaging there is enhancement along paraspinal musculature on the right on post-contrast images from L3 to L5S1.
Post-surgical changes of right-sided pedicle fusion from L3 through L5. No evident central canal stenosis.
Redemonstration of the right paraspinal muscular edema from L3 to L5-S1. Remaining areas of edema desribed on the prior study and rim-enhancing fluid collection have resolved. Underlying causes for paraspinal muscle such as denervation, prior trauma, or myositis not excluded.
Degenerative disc changes from L3-4 to L5-S1. There is some subtle endplate edema at S1-2 with vestigial disc noted without central canal stenosis.
Enhancement of the paraspinal musculature on the right from L3 to S1. Again differential would include myositis. Other causes for paraspinal muscle edema such as denervation edema or interval procedure would be considerations