I'm trying to figure out what to expect from my upcoming appointment with the spine specialist.
I've seen a chiropractor, massage therapist, and physical therapist with no real improvement. I've been prescribed narcotic pain killers with no impact. I'm also allergic to cortisone, so steroid injections aren't an option.
Lower back pain, 6+ months. Very limited range of motion.
Constant sciatic pain on my right side down to my ankle.
Muscle spasms that wake me up in pain at night.
MRI showed compressed/bulging/herniated discs L1-S2.
I'm 24 and, prior to this was very physically active. But I am tired of being in pain and want to know what to expect from the spine specialist.
Compressed Discs/DDD - L2/L3, L3/L4
Major Herniation - L4/L5
Bulging Disc - L5/S1
"no healthy 24 year old's back should look like this without a major trauma"
MicroDisc L4/L5 Nov 7, 2013