Hi all. I am 35 and have had back ,leg pain for 3 years.
I have seen doctors, osteopath, chiropractor,massage therapy. I have had 12 accupuntures, 1 epidural.hung from doors. gently exercised,bought books,dvds,Nothing helps.
Im 35 self employed decorator , fed up with no help from nhs.
Been taking tramadol and diclofenac for 3 years. Went privately for a mri scan .These are my results.
Please can anyone explain to me these results?????
I have not listed the findings just the conclusion.
Disc degenerative changes in mid to lower lumbar spine and mild facet joint degeneration in lower lumbar spine.A disc bulge at L4/L5 contacts the L5 roots in the lateral recesses,and a right paracentral disc protrusion at L5/S1 displaces the right S1 root in the lateral recess,but no convincing neural compreesion is seen.
Will gentle exercise help, or is bed rest good????
Any answers very gratefull ..Thank you