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Severe spinal cord compression associated with sharp lower back/top of hip bone

BhamanBBhaman Posts: 1
edited 01/22/2016 - 10:17 PM in Lower Back Pain
I've had back issues for years but for the past 2-3 months it's been getting. I've when to doctor in the past,had X-ray and Kris done on lower right side back area. It came back as severe spinal cord compression with buldging 4 and 5 lumbar disc. I'm not to keen to have injections or having to go to a chiropractor. But at this point, when in a lay down position, I have to roll on my left side just to get out of bed. I can't lay on my right side anymore (and I'm always a right side sleeper). I can no longer lay on my back. I can no longer swing my right leg over my left leg to cross my legs being right over left. And I can't get into bed unless I sit down,scoot my whole body to the middle of the bed and help my right leg into bed. I mean this is getting umbareable. I work in a brake manufacturing plant. I work 12hr shifts. I walk a total of almost 7 miles a night running machine lines. I. At a loose. I'm going to be 35 and never had any major illness's...... I've don't cold/hot treatments,I've done the IBU/ADVIL routine, I've done bathsalt soaks. Any advice besides ' you need to go back to your doctor.' Thanks

Lumbar Herniated Disc
Brandy haman


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  • szylszyl Posts: 31
    edited 01/24/2016 - 7:38 PM
    Immediately get an epidural. Otherwise, you are going to lose your job as I have.
    Your condition is severe and it's likely not going to improve without surgery.
    You can get 3 epidurals within a year....but don't expect them to last more than 30 days.
    That means they only buy you time to get the surgery scheduled and performed.
    Good luck.

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