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PLEASE HELP ME UNDERSTAND IN SIMPLE TERMS AND WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS? I am an athlete with years of beating on my body, I have had multiple injections,and even radio frequency already and since I see PAIN DR. he seems happy yo keep me there and not see a back DR I do like pain meds,I have had many injections including radio frequency. my back is so bad at times I cant not sleep or even put on my own shoes,the only thing that helps is when I lay down with my knees up....here is my 2 last MRI's any help on where this might go and my options,Im very active and need to stay that way..thank you !

findings say straightening and congenital shortening of the pedicles.
moderate L3-L4 DISC BULGE

disk degeneration lower dorsal spine
also he said and showed me a nerve was pinched..I seen it clearly it was crushed....


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    edited 03/28/2013 - 9:01 AM
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    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • Try to exercise and maintain a range of motion. If you have a nerve issue, I'd ask to be sent to a Neurosurgeon for a consultation. There may be something surgically that can be done.

    Several Epidurals, L4-S1 360 ALIF, Numerous Facet Joint Injections, RFA x2
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