| | 2 Bulging Disc... ugggghhhh then why does it hurt
I just don't get it. For about three years I have been having on again off again back/leg pain. Three years ago I had a CT and the result was L5-S1 bulging disc. I was put on flexeril 10mg and Darvocet all as needed. With in that year, I went down with sciatica four times and put on heavy doses of steroids. This was 2010. No other testing or specialist were done because we lost insurance. Nov of 2010 I found out I was pregnant. Was on bed rest because of the pain and discomfort and weakness in my legs, my legs would give out and they were afraid I would hurt the baby. Since my son was born in July 2011, I had two nerve blocks and was put on Vicodin 5/500 and Baclofen 10mg three times a day. Yet again lost insurance. For months I would be in soo much pain at times that it has been interfering with taking care of my baby, my other daughter, husband, housework. I have tried stretches, chiropractors, hot packs, cold packs, exercises, bought a new sleep number bed, wedge pillows, heating pad, hot tubs, massages with only getting temp relief. Had MRI on Tuesday and the diagnoses is Multilevel Disc Protrusion on L4-L5 and L5-S1. The pain is so unbearable at times, that I have developed anxiety and depression from missing out on important things the last few months and because I don't go anywhere by myself because I can't carry my son very long. I feel like I'm going crazy. I just want some feedback from anyone. Maybe something encouraging?
Last edited by jay84; 03-29-2012 at 11:38 AM.