Hello I'm new to the forums ,
I'm 34 Years old and struggling with Left leg Achiness in the back of my knee cap to my foot . This has been going on ever since 2013. I had a car accident back in 2007. But i have been fine with no symptoms of pain for 7 years. During this time i was doing Computer work at a desk for stressful jobs.
My MRI in 2013 shows :
Mild retrolisthesis of L5 on S1 with minimal multilevel degenerative change including disc bulging facet and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy. Facet hypertrophy and ligamentum flavum thickening is seen at the L4-5 level with associated disc bulging resulting in encroachment on the L5 nerve roots left greater than right within the ventral lateral canal. Additionally osteophyte formation is seen on the left L5-S1 facet joint which abuts the posterior aspect of the left S1 nerve root with mild left neuroforaminal narrowing.
I have gone for Physical Therapy, Pain management, doing exercises at home. Nothing has worked. The only thing that takes the pain away temporarily is Excedrin aspirins. I'm also on Lyrica prescribed by my rheumatologist and that does nothing. Im also seeing a chiropractor now to see what he can do and in the process of finding a new pain management doctor. I have been told to get epidural injections. but i am wary of doing that. im scared of getting worse.
What can i do from here and if my nerve is compressed for 2 years. can i still be cured ?
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