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broad-based posterior bulges and dessication of L3-L4, L4-L5, L5-S1
Hello. I joined with hope that i can get satisfying answers for my questions. I have been diagnosed of HNP L3-L4, L4-5, L5-S1 with radiculopathy. I've been into therapy and rehab for 11 sessions, but opted to rest a while because I always experience additional pains after having the lumbar traction. My therapist tried to do it while I'm on my back, but my pelvic area just hurts after (until now), and on my stomach, but I feel that my thoracic spine gets stretched more and now, I feel like it has been injured 'coz I feel burning sensations on some portions of it.
Before the therapy, My whole back ached (with no hint if it included my spine also), down to my feet, with stubborn weakness of both legs. Now, my back muscles aren't that painful anymore, but my spine is-and it's like the thing is protruding especially when I am lying down. The downward radiating pain has also lessened. But the leg pain (including the feet) is now more intense when I am standing.
By the way, up to now, I am taking pain reliever 2x a day, nerve vitamin 3x a day and medicine to address the neuropathic pain.
Sorry for the lengthy details. Here are my questions:
1. How do I know if I am on my way to recovery? Are there any signs?
2. How safe is the traction as a decompressing therapy?
3. I've read about SI joint pain. Could I be suffering from it also?