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Disc degeneration with l4 l5 slip disc

Hiii frnds

I have some pain in lower back about 8 months,before I am totally fit. I left all exercises like running and sleeping side wise,cant walk more ,cant sit ,I dont no what to do,when I am going to docter it get worse by vehicle,what should I do.

I done MRI   It said  degeneration changes in back .mild disc protrusions in l4,l5-disc

What should I do fo  degeneration

How I have to sleep,tell me all ,please

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  • Hullo 17121996 - I have suffered from a degenerative disc disease in the lower lumbar from
    L1 to S1 for many years, also facet joint degeneration as well. I
    couldn't do anything, no walking, standing, housework, gardening, even
    sitting in the car was painful, sleeping was the worst, had to use a walking stick to get
    around. I've had de-nervations done, steroidal injections, Fentanyl pain
    patches,  but they don't last. My pain specialist suggested a St Jude's
    Spinal Cord Stimulation Implant, which I had done in April 2017.  I am
    now 8 months down the track and I can do all of the above once again,
    within reason and I have my life back now. Hope this information helps
    others.

  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 6,047

    Hello 17121996!
    Welcome to Spine-Health

    Are you seeing a specialist such as a neurosurgeon or neurologist? And what is your doctor suggesting for your options? Such as physical therapy, pain meds, surgery.
    Also, please provide us with more information about yourself and your condition. Please click on he Welcome link below and the Tutorial. Please read this and the rules.

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    Take care and we hope to hear back from you.
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  • MarWinMarWin OhioPosts: 692

    Whilst you are in pain, it is a good idea to refrain from working out (weights), and running/cardio impact type exercises. These things can exacerbate your condition. However, it is not a good idea to replace those by huddling up and getting too much rest. Think of yourself in a use-it-or-lose-it mode. 

    Can you give more insight as to the type of pain you are dealing with?  

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