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Hi new to the fourm. 
I injured my back age 16 weightlifting and has degenerated since. Finally had an MRI - now aged 36 my L4/5 has a full thickness annular tear, bulge and left sided pins n needles in the foot. Pain in 99.9% localised spinal pain. All my other discs are healthy.
I’ve learned to manage pain for years though more and more frequent muscle spasm which floor me and take 24-48 hrs to settle. I’ve not got a spondylolythesis though feel unstable if I cough, lift, lie on my side etc...it’s really effective all aspects of family life.
Is it just a time thing been bad for 1 year now especially last 6 months. Or should I push for injections/spinal fusion. I literally survive day to day....
Already tried physio stretching which aggravated symptoms and swimming also.
Edited by Liz, Spine-health Moderator