Im in a lot of pain and sometimes get sciatica , i cant work because sometimes its too bad .
i got my MRI scan results today and doctor just prescribes medicine. 1st is an antidepressant and other is something for nerve pain.
Ideally i'd like surgery but not sure if i can get this free in the uk without first spending a long time on medicine , i dont really want to be talking antidepressants as im not generally depressed.
any advice would be appreciated
amitriptyline 10mg - one at night
Gabapentin 100mg one three times a day
There is established disc degeneration at L4/L5 - Mild disc degeneration in others
At l4/l5 there is a left parcentral disc sequestration which compresses the descending left L5 nerve root.
there is no spinal canal compression
there is no significant disc bulge or protrusion at l2/l3 , L3/L4 and at L1/S1
There is nobody on the forum medically qualified to advise on an MRI finding all responses will be members own experiences