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i know nobody here is going to provide medical advice, but i am hoping for some peace of mind by hearing from people that my situation is real...
its been a battle getting people to take me seriously that my pain is as debilitating as i say it is- skepticism and cynicism re: drug seeking seems to be the norm. I am not seeking narcotics- anything but to be honest.
Long story as short as possible...
long history of back pain that got significantly wore in sept 2018. At the time i would have said pain was a 8-9... i would love to go back to that now- i woul put it at a 3 in comparison to now...
Last month and half have been indescribably difficult, Im sure you all know what i mean. I managed to get new mri this weekend, and am waiting for a neurosurgeon to get back to me with a full explanation of the results and my next steps. prelim report says bulging at L5, mild cauda equine (sp?)
in the meantime, i was able to get access to my digital records- all 150+ images. i have looked at all of them, but cant really make sense of it. i snapped the one below as it seems (to my untrained eye) to be the nut of the issue.
just trying to make sense of it all.
Edited by Liz Spine-health moderator