Sorry in advance for the typos! I am on a phone so...So, last time I posted was over a year ago I believe. Currently I am taking Celebrex, Metheocarbamol and Lortab 10/500. Which by the way aren't working as well as I'd hoped. Some days are just...I'm really to kill myself the pain is so bad. I have an appointment on July 29th with my NeuroSurgeon to discuss the MRI findings.
Here they are. And I know you all are not doctors, I just feel like the medications I am taking are not enoigh. I need something for break-through pain. If anyone has had similar findings can you please tell me what medications worked best for you?
MRI LUMB SPINE WWO CONTRAST
Partial disc desiccation is set at the L5 and L5-S1 levels. Examination of the L4-L5 intervertebral disc reveals 4mm central disc extrusion with moderate impression on the thecal sac with moderate degree of facet joint and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy resulting in moderate to severe central spinal canalstenosis with moderate narrowing of the lateral recesses. There is posterior annular fissure evident at this level.
Examination of the L5-S1 intervertebral disc reveals 6mm broad-base right paracentral/far lateral disc extrusion associated with moderate compression of the exiting right S1 nerve root and moderate narrowing of the right L5-S1 neural forman. There is associated facet joint and ligamentum hypertrophy with moderate central spinal canal stenosis at this level.
There is a diffuse disc bulge at T11-T12 level asymmetrically greater towards the right side associated with postwrior annular fissure
Moderate attenuation of the anterior subarachnoid space with no significant spinal stenosis seen.
There is enhancement along the posterior annulus at the L5-S1 level.
MRI CERV SPINE WWO CONTRAST
Reversal of the normal cervical spine lordosis is seen.
Examinatiom of the C5-C6 intervertebral disc shows mild diffuse disc bulge woth mild attenuation on the anterior subarachnoid space. No significant stenosis is seen.
Thanks for reading! I'd really like to hear back if you too, have had something similar to what I do.