It has been a while since i posted last but i will try to explain my current problems. Last time i poasted i was approved for disablity to be reviewed in 3 years in the off chance that i can be rehabilitated. Also i have started going to a Pain Clinic and have had epidural injections and nerve blocks. Not very succseful. I get only a couple of hours of relief before the pain returns
. But i am going to continue to get them because they said it will take some time for them to work more better. My first MRI showed Multi Level Degerative Disk Disease. Disk herniations from T2 to T12 impinging on the spinal canal. Bulging disks in the Lumbar and S1 regions as well. I have currently had a new MRI done on June 7th showing i now have disk bulges in the C4-5 C5-6 not touching the cord C6-7 disc protrusion not touching cord but mild central canal stenosis maximal diameter 7.7mm not sure what that means. In the thorasic levels i have small Schmorl'l node herinations from T6 to T11 with mild disk space narrowing. Disk proturisons at T5 to T8 indenting the ventral cord. And a small central disc potrusion at T8-9 indenting the ventral cord. Disc material extending slightly from the disk space level etc by 8mm again not sure what that means and the L2 to S1 minor broad based disk bulges not touching the nerve roots and mild facet osteoarthritis at L4-5 L5-S1. I know this is bad and not sure what is going to happen next. Cannot get into see my Doc until aug 4th. I am scared and in severe pain everyday. I have numbess developing in my left big toe, right leg pain etc. I am sorry this was a very long post but now im all updated LOL. Repsonses are welcome.
Multilevel DDD, Herniated disks in multiple areas throughout spine. Mild Osteoarthitis. Spinal Stenosis is also been recently diagnosed.
Medications: Zoloft 100mgs once daily, Tyenol #4 up to 6 times daily as needed.
New med: Hydromorph Cotin 2-3 times daily as needed but rarely used.
Post Edited (Twiggy2) : 7/3/2009 11:59:44 PM (GMT-6)