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Old 03-21-2010, 12:15 PM   #1
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Unhappy 8 disc bulges, 1 disc protrusion, plus 1 annular tear.......what's next? Advice?!

My recent mri report says:

I have 5 cervical disc bulges and 3 lumbar disc bulges plus one disc protrusion at L1-L2 and L5-S1 I have an annular tear and disc dessication

the report also said that i have mild multileval discogenic degenerative changes which according to google is that my discs are degenerating

So I need all the help and advice I can get to prepare me for my next doctor visit. I am a 28 year old female and just received this mri report and I'm not sure where to go from here or what to expect so I appreciate ANY advice thank you....

 
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Old 03-21-2010, 12:20 PM   #2
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Re: 8 disc bulges, 1 disc protrusion, plus 1 annular tear.......what's next? Advice?!

I have 2 torn disks for which I am in pain with everyday. It turned into a sciatia problem and I actually went as far as to have 4 shots injected into my back to elevate some of the pain. It didn't work. I am now going to neurosurgeon to see what my options are. I do not want to have surgery so I will try to exaust every other option before I do this. My sciatia is caused (they say) from the torn disks. It hurts everyday and sometimes I have to stand still beacuse it will spasm and it pretty much feels like someone is stabbing me repeately with a knine in my left leg from my disks being torn. I am ready to begin ripping my hair out from this. I injured my back before Thanksgiving 09 and it's already March 2010 and it is still an ongoing problem. I even had to quit my job. :-( How did you do injury your back to have 8 disk bulges and tears??

 
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Old 03-21-2010, 12:36 PM   #3
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Re: 8 disc bulges, 1 disc protrusion, plus 1 annular tear.......what's next? Advice?!

Thank you for your reply! It started when I was in the Army and had to wear a 50 LB flack vest for a lot of time.....then I started to have pain and they found that I had scoliosis and this is what happened a few years later....yuck! Its been hard for me dealing with something like this when the pain changed my whole lifestyle.

I'm in crazy pain every day and I found a specialist in my area that deals specifically with my condition....and i have an appt later this week to go over the mri and find out a good plan but its hard to be prepared for the unknown sometimes lol.

 
Old 03-21-2010, 12:37 PM   #4
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Re: 8 disc bulges, 1 disc protrusion, plus 1 annular tear.......what's next? Advice?!

[QUOTE=YiYi42;4208686]I have 2 torn disks for which I am in pain with everyday. It turned into a sciatia problem and I actually went as far as to have 4 shots injected into my back to elevate some of the pain. It didn't work. I am now going to neurosurgeon to see what my options are. I do not want to have surgery so I will try to exaust every other option before I do this. My sciatia is caused (they say) from the torn disks. It hurts everyday and sometimes I have to stand still beacuse it will spasm and it pretty much feels like someone is stabbing me repeately with a knine in my left leg from my disks being torn. I am ready to begin ripping my hair out from this. I injured my back before Thanksgiving 09 and it's already March 2010 and it is still an ongoing problem. I even had to quit my job. :-( How did you do injury your back to have 8 disk bulges and tears??[/QUOTE]

and i can totally relate to your frustration! Are they offering any kind of treatment?

 
Old 03-21-2010, 05:52 PM   #5
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Re: 8 disc bulges, 1 disc protrusion, plus 1 annular tear.......what's next? Advice?!

Wow, that' a lot of stuff going on right now in your back. 1st will be medication and injections. Surgery is the last invasive techique. But sometimes you won't have an options.

Stay comfortabe my friend in the meantime.

 
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