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back pain

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578

i have had numerous tests done mri,milogram,discogrom,bone scan and neurosurgeons say they can't help me. i have chronic - acute pain in my left leg,calf and lower back,both feet are numb and burning. my dicscogram showed S1- L2 as having streakes of dye going through them like a fractured rock. the best knowledge i've heard thus far is that from this web site explaining that after the annulous has been torn and the jelly inside (nucleus proposis) may be my problem. my question is how long can this last and should i look elsewhere for answers. 1 neurosurgeon wanted to cage 4 vertebrae which i didn't think was a good idea. any answers would be appreciated as i am still trying to figure out whats up after 1/2 yrs of pain. thanks in advance for any suggestions .


  • if one neurosurgeon recommended caging 4 vertebrae he must have discovered something seriously wrong. what were his findings.....pete
  • discogram
    L3-4 parasaggital disc extrusion

    L2-3,L3-4,L4-5 AND L5-S1 diffuse annulus bulge

    T11-12,L2-3,L3-4,L4-5 with narrowing of the spinal canal anteroposterior at these levels, ventral extradural defects ,bulging discs and /or spondylosis with spur formation
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  • the neuroseurgeon said he could do a 4 vertabre cage but then he gave me the odds of success at 30% for any relief .
    so , we agreed it wasn't the way to go.

    after over 3 yrs. i want to have hope that there is someone out there that can fix this. i am sick of the pain pills.
  • I have a question. Have you seen a fellowship-trained spinal specialist - a surgeon who ONLY works on spines? I know a lot of people have gotten much more help with them as opposed to neurosurgeons or orthopaedic specialists.

    If not, you really need to see one. They might be able to give you a better idea of what's going on and can find the right treatment for you.

    Keep us posted.
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