I am 29 year old/male working as an occupational health nurse in UAE on a construction site. I was recently married and rejoined here 2 months ago. Suddenly one day I was having sciatica pain on the left leg for 2 days and it shifted its location to right side after 2 days and it continued for another 5 more days. I underwent an MRI as per my orthopedic doctor's advice and the report shows that i am having degenerative disc disease on the lumbar region.
This is the MRI report:-
MRI OF LUMBAR SPINE
Indication: Low backache radiating to bilateral lower limbs (R>L)
Technique: MRI of Lumbar spine was done on 1.5 Tesla Scanner in multiple planes and using multisequence
technique. Patient given Soft copy of MRI study
Straightening of lumbar spine noted.
Marginal osteophytes noted at L3-4 level.
Transitional vertebra noted (sacralization of L5).
The vertebral body heights are maintained with normal marrow signal intensity pattern.
Disc desiccation with posterior diffuse disc bulge and annular tear at L3-4 level mildly indenting thecal sac and
moderately narrowing bilateral neural foramina.
Disc desiccation with posterior diffuse disc bulge at L4-5 level minimally indenting thecal sac and narrowing bilateral
Rest of the intervertebral disc normal.
Facetal joints normal.
Pedicles, laminae and spinous processes are normal.
Visualized spinal cord, conus medullaris and thecal sac are normal.
Both psoas muscles are normal.
Both sacro-iliac joints are normal.
Pre and paravertebral soft tissues are normal.
Degenerative lumbar spine disease with
Disc desiccation with posterior diffuse disc bulge and annular tear at L3-4 level mildly indenting
thecal sac and moderately narrowing bilateral neural foramina.
Disc desiccation with posterior diffuse disc bulge at L4-5 level minimally indenting thecal sac and
narrowing bilateral neural foramina.
I am not on any medication because the pain was lasted only for 7 days. Now i am absolutely pain free and i am able to do anything. I am over weight and it is 112 Kg with 6'0'' height. But I would like to know more about -
1) the problem what i have..???
2) what will be managements ..??
3) what are things i should take in consideration to avoid further damage..???
4) Is there any cure for the disease..???
5) What are the things i should keep in mind before intercourse...???
6) Will sexual intercourse make further damage to the said problem...??
It would be very helpful if you could provide us with more details. Here are some questions that you
- When did this first start?
- Was it the result of an accident or trauma?
- What doctors have you seen?
- What Conservative treatments have you had? Which ones?
- What diagnostic tests have you had? And their results
- What medications are you currently using?
- Has surgery been discussed as an option?
- What is your doctor’s action plan for treating you?
Providing answers to questions like this will give the member community here a better understanding
of your situation and make it easier to respond.Please remember
that no one at Spine-Health is a formally trained medical professional.
Everything that is posted here is based on personal experiences and perhaps additional research.
As such, no member is permitted to provide
- Analysis or interpretation of any diagnostic test (ie MRI, CTscan, Xray, etc)
- Medical advice of any kind
- Recommendations in terms of Medications, Treatments, Exercises, etc
What could be good for someone could spell disaster for another.
You should also consult your doctor to better understand your condition and the do’s and don’t’s.Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Moderator 11/2014 08:47