My MRI really reads that there is several levels of "mild" protrusions, annular fissures, indentations, disc dehydration, blah blah blah.
Excruciating thigh, groin, hip and buttock pain. - all day every day (except at night when sleeping, if I can fall asleep) - for the better part of 10 months. The low back pain seems to come and go, and is not as constant as the leg/hig/groin/buttocks.
Today, I woke up with my left leg weak, numb and my left foot feels numb around the arch over the top of my foot. I have had ESI, PT, Chiro, massage, medication... if everything on the MRI is considered MILD, and while there is no actual impingement, there is a contact with several High Intensity Zones...Can people with mild structural problems be a reasonable candidate for surgery?
Also: What are High Intensity Zones? What do they signify?
I am going in to see my spine surgeon tomorrow,but I want to know what others have experienced.
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