Hi there! So here goes..I'm a 30 yo female who has(after recent discogram)grade 2 tear and minor bulge at l2/3, grade 3 tear and mile protrusion at l3/4, severe multiple bugles/protrusions with two grade 4 tears at l4/5, grade 4 tear with moderate bugle at l5/s1 and also a sacralised pseudoarticulation of left transverse process to the sacral ala. Symptoms are debilitating left leg and low back pain,and orriganally just mildbright side pain on back. Since discogram (11/20/13) I have developed SEVERE right sides back and leg pain extending to foot and toes. It has not let up. Also have experienced urinary retention, were when I CAN, I can only empty abs light amount after 5-10 minutes of efforts! As well as what I would call altered sensations in groin area. Not complete numbness I think..but more like where(after a bilateral breast reduction to treat compression fractures in thorasic spine) I have some spots were the nerves never fully regenerated, like surgeon said may happen. Pain management seems to be completely blowing me off.,first sent to er 2 days in where I had an MRI done that was Grossly inaccurate(the radiologist wasn't even paying attention to report and described C1/2 etc!) Especially in comparison to mylo-CT done two days prior.
I plan to go to a more highly reputable er tonight after two unreturned calls to Dr today. I have appointment w neuro surgeon wed(12/4) since ortho wouldn't even consider helping. And I'm wondering if anyone has had simmular issues with successful surgeries???? I'm only 30 and have two kids..I can't give up and say I'm disabled right now!