Hi everyone!! ive got a few questions that i need someone to help me with!! Im have horrible back pain!! It's hurting in my lower back and right of my butt....hurts a little down my right leg. My back and butt hurt really bad. Anyways...I had an mri done yesterday and i have the report now. I hope someone can help me understand! And also what my Dr. may give me for pain? And whats my options for treatment... The MRI reads MINIMAL ANNULAR BULGING OF THE L4-L5 DISC WITH NO SIGNIGICANT DISTORTION OF THE THECAL SAC OR NERVE ROOTLETS..
My back hurts really bad!!! It was to the point that I cried while soaking in a hot bath about 3 days ago. It's horrible!!! I can't lay flat, ive been fallin asleep on my couch. And the right side of my butt hurts really bad too. Everytime i take a step with my right leg it hurts really bad!! My back got messed up when i got pregnant! Im 4"11" tall...with my pregnacies i gained about 75 pounds! I was really small before i had my kids. I also had them only 2 years apart. Im only 23 years old...I shouldn't be having bad back problems at my age.. I also stand for 7 hours a day with my job, im sure that's not helping it!
PLEASE.....help me!!! i want to know how common this is. Also, what my dr will give me for pain! And is surgery in the question? Ive got a 4 year old and a soon to be 2 year old! I miss picking my babies up! Im also really moody all the time! SO PLEASE HELP.....I NEED ANSWERS! OR COMMENTS ON WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK MIGHT BE WRONG!! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!
I feel for you, I'm very sorry that you have such pain! Sounds like you MAY have sciatica from the disc problem! Though Tom is right, my doc has read films differently from the Radiologist before too! But I would NOT go for a Myleogram, the dye isn't good for you, and they have had recalls on the dye, class action suit going on too!! Be careful with what you choice to do, we are all here for you, so please keep us informed!
They will probably send you to a ortho, pain management, neuro, etc., but you want to get many opinions too, not just one! You may still be treatable, sounds like it's fairly new? If it is, they may be able to give you an epidural of steroids to help shrink the disc? Don't know, but you do need to see a specialist of some kind, I would think!? Maybe others have more advice for you, so be patient!!
Sorry that you are going through such pain, I know it's hard, but keep positive, and know that you will get better!!
Best of luck to you, and all!! Wish everyone some sort of relief!!
Lindaloo has given some great advice too!! Definitely don't panic!! Doing so will only make the pain worse! So, yes, it would be great for you to get off of your feet for a couple days or so, it may really help!
I wish you luck and keep up posted, especially after you see the doc!! I wish you relief too, just the same to everyone here!!
Good luck and best wishes!!