I have suffered back pain from and injury for some years but recently was off work for 3 weeks due to a flare up which was the worst one ever!
I had an mri, the lower back problems bulging discs etc I understand, my gp has refered me to spinal specialist for the other and I was wondering if anyone could explain in laymans terms what the problem is and what the treatment options might be, the below is quote from mri
"there are haemangiomas seen in the vertebral bodies in T12, L4 and L5. the T9/10 disc reveals a posterior subligamental protrusion indenting the ventral sac and coming in contact with the ventral surface of the cord but not causing critical cord compression"
I am very uncomfortable carrying anything or sitting in a regular chair, I sit with a pile of cushions I also lie with pillows cushioning as it is painful and wakes me up. When standing for any length of time my back feels very sore and "heavy". I often gen pins and needles and "dead" hands but I thought this was from arthritis in my neck. I have been recently diagnosed with mild rheumatoid arthritis as well.