I woke up from bed and was wearing pant and did hurt on lower back pain and it was intense pain , dizeness and sweating. I could not do anything until 4 hours as I was literally faint.
I went to the Orthopedic doctor and he did X-Ray and told me nothing serious and just do bending exercise but after 1 month, I got it again. I came to office and was placing my bag at my desk and did hurt and same pain, dizziness and sweating.
I checked with him again, he asked to get MRI and below are the results. Now I am so scared that, I am able to manage pain but when I get it’s I will get all those problems and especially scared of when I am outside of house.
MRI Findings: The conus demonstrates normal morphology and signal characteristics. There is a loss of signal from the L4-L5 disk mild decreased disc space height. A spondyloysis is not seen with no areas of marrow replacement identified.
There is an area of Central and slightly more prominent right central disc herniation at the L4-L5 level indenting the ventral portion of the thecal Sac with mild canal stenosis seen. A Conjoint nerve root as seen on the right at the L5-S1 level representing a development variant. The remainder of the study is normal.
1.Loss of signal from the L4-L5 disk mild decreased disc space height
2. Central and subtly more prominent right central disc herniation at the L4-L5 level indenting the ventral portion of the thecal Sac with mild canal stenosis seen.
Can anyone help in understanding this and also suggest if you come across this situation…I wish no ..just in case.
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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. The more clues and information you provide, the better chances in finding out what is wrong,
Here are some questions that you should answer:
- When did this first start?
- Was it the result of an accident or trauma?
- What doctors have you seen? (Orthopedic, Neurosurgeon, Spine Specialist, etc)
- 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?
- 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.
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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.Specific comments :
Personal Opinion, not medical advice :
MILD Treated with conservative measures such as Physical Therapy and mild medications. Many times these situations can be cleared up and the condition can be resolved.
MODERATE Some more treatments may be needed, ie Spinal Injections, Ultra sound and stronger medications. Always a possibility of more aggressive treatment if the conservative measures don't help
SEVERE Need for stronger medications. The requirement for surgery may be necessary
--- Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Moderator : 03/26/15 21:49 est