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Diffuse annular disc bulge with posterior facet hypertrophy causing moderate
spinal canal stenosis
L5-S1: Diffuse annular disc bulge with posterior facet hypertrophy causing
moderate central spinal canal stenosis and moderate right neuroforaminal
IMPRESSION: DIFFUSE ANNULAR DISC BULGES WITH POSTERIOR FACET
HYPERTROPHY AT L3-4 AND L5-S1 CAUSING MODERATE CENTRAL SPINAL CANAL STENOSIS AT
BOTH LEVELS AND MODERATE RIGHT NEUROFORAMINAL STENOSIS AT L5-S1.
I've been living on muscle relaxers and pain meds for 4 months now and go through days I can barely walk. Im always tired due to no sleep and these meds, all the while the spasms just get worse and worse.
Went to an Orthopedic surgeon with high hopes I could have a surgery and fix this -- but he said because the pinch is on the right it would not affect both legs and therefore he doesn't think my spams are even coming from my back.
Went to pain specialist and got a L5 epidural and had no results but the week after i got extremely inflamed and was in bed for 10 days -- due to the epidural or not I have no clue. Doc wants to try a bilateral epidural one shot on each side on MONDAY - i am unsure about this -- try it or not.
Are these spasms nerve or muscle? are they from my lower back? it seems no matter how much I try to explain the constant spasms no one seems to understand. I can be sitting down and feel my pant moving from the spazzing - at times its like a snake is in my leg. It hurts to the bone already and it caused charley horse like cramps. At times i put pressure on the spot it spazzes but other times i cant barely touch my leg because its too sore to even touch. Its constant twitching and spazzing even with the meds.
I'm about to chop off my legs!
Can anyone out there relate?