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Hi All, (NEW TO THIS) any info would be appreciated. lower/upper spinal problems

algiaalgi Posts: 2
edited 12/03/2013 - 1:08 PM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hi all.

New member, Not sure what forum to post on hope this is the correct one

I was wondering if I was going to need an operation?

9 years ago I was involved on a road accident, I started getting pain in my hip/buttock and my left leg would go away from me for seconds (I never took much notice) this went on over a long period of time.
For a long time I was thinking it was my hip and when I went to the first doctor I was treated for a deformed femoral head as this showed up on the x ray
Things have gradually gotten worse, about 3/4 months ago I started getting problems with bladder and bowels (leaking) my (NEW) doctor sent me to hospital and they kept me in for 4 days. X ray showed severe facet joint osteoarthritis at l4/l5 and l5/s1.
They then did a MRI scan on my lower back this showed circumferential l5/s1 disk bulge with some irritation of the nerve root at s1, however this did not explain all my symptoms,
A further MRI was carried out on my upper back and this came back showing C5/C6 disk bulge causing compression of theca. My symptoms are: severe lower back pain, pain in buttock and groin with sever burning feeling in front of thigh and side of knee this is constant, pain between shoulder blades, cramps in arms and hands, clumsy and my balance is effected. I have a appointment soon with a specialist who the other hospital referred me to.
I have seen some of the posts on this site and there are some very ill people on this site and my problems seem to pale into insignificance. I wish everybody a speedy recovery or as pain free as possible

Thanks for any feedback



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