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I need normal Life

anoud77aanoud77 Posts: 1
edited 02/23/2015 - 8:36 PM in Chronic Pain
Hello everyone,

I'm 37 years old. I had my surgery in 8th March 2014.

I have back pain till now. I'm living a hard time specially when I wake up in the morning, I can't get up from bed because of my lower back pain and left leg. I had a new MRI three days ago but my Doctor said that everything is going well. except the I have a torn muscles in my lower back which causing pain.

I just want to be sure of the MRI Result if anyone here can help me. My dream was to live a painless life.

MRI Report:


Thoracic soliotic curve with convexity to the right.
There are transpedicular screws T8, T9, T10 and T12.
Axial block at D7---L1 showed no disc herniation, nerve roots or cord compression is noted at these levels.
The Rt pedicular screw at D7 level slightly medialy diviated?


Sagittal T1, T2, STIR axial T2 and MR myelogram images were obtained and showed:
Evidence of lumbar surgery.
There are transpedicular screws through L1 to L5.
Normal height and algnment of vertebral bodies.

Degenerated lumbar discs with decrease high T2 signal.
Unremarkable cord termination, conus medullaris seen at T12/L1 disc level.
MR myelogram showed no compression fo the cal sac.

L1/L2 - L2/L3 - L3/L4:
No focal disc herniation or nerve root compression, the central canal and neural foramnia are satisfactory.
Diffuse disc bulge indenting thecal sac, mild bioforaminal narrowing, no nerve root compression.
Minor diffuse disc bulge eccentric to the right, mild biforaminal narrowing more in the right.


Welcome to Spine-Health

It would be very helpful if you could provide us with more details. So many times we read about members who have different tests and they all come back negative. Isolating spinal problems can almost be like the game of Clue. The more clues and information you provide, the better chances in finding out what is wrong,
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    - What Conservative treatments have you had? Which ones?
    - What diagnostic tests have you had? And their results (MRI, CTScan, XRay, EMG, etc)
    - What medications are you currently using? (details, dosage, frequency, etc)
    - Has surgery been discussed as an option? (If so, what kind)
    - Is there any nerve pain/damage associated?
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I’ve had this for years, it hurts, I cant move my shoulder – what could this be, what treatment should I get?

Diagnosing spinal problems can be very difficult. In many ways its like a game of clue. Especially, when the diagnostic tests come back negative – no trouble found! Then its up to the patient and the doctor to start digging deeper. The doctor is like a detective. They need clues to help them move along. So, you as the patient need to provide the doctor with all sorts of clues. That is like it is here. Without having information about a condition, its impossible for anyone here to try to help.

--- Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Moderator : 02/23/15 11:47
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