Hi, I've posted a couple of times on this forum but today I found out the full extent of my problems... I spoke to the Dr who did the report for the MRI. Due to osteochondritis in my youth (I'm 37 now) I have black discs between T6 and T10 with end plate irregularity in that region .. also with a small protrusion at T7-T8.. I also have 2 disc protrusions at L3 and L4 and L4-L5.
He recommends I now see a spinal surgen .. not for operation but to find out how to manage the condition.
Pain wise .. I'm currently not to bad .. Leg hurts a bit and feels like someone stickin knife in upper back. But it is manageable.
But I'm so worried about the future .. I have an 18 month old daughter and lovely wife.. The Dr thinks I've had this problem a long time... but only had pain the last 8 months..
I'm so down at the moment ....everytime I think about my wife and baby I want to cry.. I dont want them to have to look after me...it will probably weeks/months before I see a spinal surgen to get all the information....
I just don't know whats going to happen .. does it get worse .. how long do black discs last ... I work in IT sitting down all day .. does this make things worse or better ..
Jon (feeling sorry for himself)