A messy W/C situation this is what the Independent Medical Examiner said to me upon reviewing my x-rays. I have no back surgeon but I'm afraid its in my near future.
Patient has severe degenerative disc disease with the right greater than the left. L4-S1 is collapsed with a LARGE (emphasis added) osteophyte nearly bridging the entire gap. My feet and right hand frequently go numb. The only comfort I get is from a TENS unit, HOT baths and grabbing "naps" on the floor for sleep. Winter is coming and it's only going to get worse and I don't know how much more I can take. Has anyone had anything similar? A chiropractor won't touch me with a 10 foot pole. Any help or advise appreciated in advance.