In 2000 i had part of l5s1 disc taken away as I had severe sciatica.....now im suffering mild symptoms again but also lower back pain that feels like constant pressure n aching...had a CT which shows -
"evidence of disc degeneration at the lower 3 levels...with the most changes marked at l5s1...central disc protrusion which is indenting and displacing the thecal sac. There is narrowing of the lateral recesses, particularly on the right side..."
I dont have right side pain to note....am seeing specialist/neurosurgeon - next week and no doubt will be sent for an MRI.....anyone suffering similar PLEASE contact me as Im really getting depressed and am scared of this ending up as bad as it was before...constant pain and blacking out before the op.Im currently on LYRICA 75mg...which takes the edge off enough for me to function and work...but for how long??......please help!!
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