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Annular tear at L4-L5 with sacralized L5 and High Intensity Zone

RadsRRads Posts: 1
edited 05/13/2015 - 12:40 PM in Lower Back Pain
Hi I had joined aerobics when I was 25 yrs old.when suddenly 1 day both my ankles stated paining.Pain was so severe that I couldn't even stand for 5 min in 1 position.tried all possible Physio,acupuncture,medicines,massages..but nothing helped much.after 1 year my lower back started becoming stiff n then 8months later I couldn't get up from my couch due to severe back pain.Dr kept me on strict bedrestwith medication.till 6 months there wasn't much relief n I had to resign from my job,I couldn't stand in a shop for more than 15-20 min,and had to rest after every little while.Some doctors said it could be psychological even though I was quite sure it's not as no one could experience the intensity of my pain.
3 months back I consulted another neurosurgeon.Seeing my dynamic MRI,he diagnosed me with radial tear at L4-L5and HIZ,chemical radiculopathy, L5 sacralized,segmentation anomaly,contained diffuse disc bulge.He performed discography 2.5 months back and found abnormal morphology and intraradical and intraspinal spread of dye.if I exert -stand or travel ,I still get pain in lower back n both ankles.keeping my young age in mind,my doc is in dilemma how to treat me.plz suggest what can be done in such a scenario.am tired of this pain since 2.5 years.


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