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edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in New Member Introductions
Hello. Just wanted to introduce myself. I have back & sciatica problems after a motorcycle accident about three years ago.

An MRI showed problems with my discs at L4-5 (desiccation, annular bulging, annular tear, central protrusion) and at L5-S1 (desiccation, loss of disc height, central protrusion with mild effacement of anterior thecal sac). The result is sciatica - a lot of aching with occasional shooting pains down the outsides of both legs, primarily from knees to ankles. Plus low back pain. I've tried PT (twice) and Celebrex (which didn't help). I exercise & try to strengthen the core muscles (as docs have advised) and watch my weight.

I've gone through ten sets of ESIs, and now have an appointment for a consult with a spinal surgeon. My ortho feels that a fusion is probaby in my future.
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  • and welcome to the forum. You will find a ton of support and understanding here. If there is ever anything that I can do to help you then please just let me know. Please keep us posted as to what you find out at your appointment and how you are doing. Take care....Miki
  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! :) we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. you will find lots of people here who are doing all they can to avoid surgery as you are. keep trying and you may find relief without it. good luck with your next set of treatments. Jenny :)
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  • endy- welcome to forum. Hope you find information and support here. And hope the spinal surgeon appt goes well next week.....jade
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