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Mild Canal Stenosis and Degenerative Disc Disease
Hello, I've made some previous posts on here.
I've been dealing with lower back pain since I was 19 back in late 2014 and it's currently the beginning of 2016.
I have, yet to find relief.
However, I was looking at some reports that were given to me way back in mid of 2015, when I was given a lot of different exams,scans, and tests.
I almost 21 now, and I was hoping if some of you could help and tell me what I could possibly do.
I'm currently in South America, Peru to be exact.
I am trying to get help here, since I wasn't able to back in the US.
Anyways here are the stuff I got from my reports:
L4-L5: There is congenital narrowing of the canal. There is some ligamentum. There is mild canal stenosis without neural.
L5-S1: There is some ligamentum flavum thickening. There is flattening of the thecal sac without.
1- Minimal Degenerative Disc Disease, which is prominent (Important/Well Known) for patients this age L5-S1.
2- The congenital narrowing of the canal has being contributing to the Mild Canal Stenosis to the L4-L5.
3- No acute Disc Herniation . No nerve Root Compression.
Is it possible that anybody could help me here? I am really feeling hopeless, since this is already my third month here in Peru and I still haven't found much help.
I don't know where I'm heading in life anymore and at times I feel like I wanna give up. I'm not sure if I'll be okay, but I just hope to be eventually.
As far as pain I have mostly back spams on my lower back and I can't really bend backwards. I mean I can, but it gets a bit painful.
Other than that I'm fine. I could even run if I wanted to (Although, I don't since one of my doctors in FL, said that it would my Degenerative Disc Disease worse), but at times my lower back feels very heavy.
I also have a lot of pain on my up lower Cervical and upper Thoracic part of my back.
I have to crack my upper back in order to get some relief or else I feel the pain/compression of it.
Any help would be HIGHLY appreciated!!