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Hi res3cue :wave:

WOW! I finally found someone who is going through exactly what I am. I have a circumferential tear too! I have two disc tears @ L4-L5 and L5-S1. My circumferential tear is at L5-S1. I was told the same thing as you were almost a month ago. I was told that NOTHING can be done except maybe disc replacement, which isn't even available, or Nucleoplasty which if I am lucky, I might get about 30% of releif, if I am lucky. I was told like you, that I am inoperable and that I will live with this pain for the rest of my life!

I have had several opinions from doctors, and they have all said, that I will not see any more improvement. I was told that I am at the best I am ever going to be. There is nothing else that they can do for me. I was told by the Orthopedec Surgeon, my GP, and my PM doctor, that I am disabled. I was and still am, so upset about this, because I feel like they have all given up on me.

I am so sorry that you are going through this, and I want you to know that I can totally relate to how you feel. I was so depressed about this, that I finally went to a Psychiatrist to get help. I was put on Celexa, and it has helped me to adapt to my situation. It has helped me mentally, which I was a total mess. I am to young for this, (36yrs) and at times have felt like my life is over. I am having a hard time excepting this as my outcome.

I would however like to offer you some advice. I had a Intra-Discal Injection, that has brought me a lot of relief. Maybe you can look into this option, because it has helped me as far as my pain goes. I am all out of options besides having the Nucleoplasty or the Disc Replacement. All the doctors that I have seen, have told me, that my back is messed up big time. I was told that a fusion isn't even a option for me....NOT that I would have it done, but geezzzzze! I thought they would have atleast offered me that!

I have so many limitations like you, that no one is ever going to hire me. It is so nice to be able to talk to someone who is in the same situation. I am hoping that you and I can keep in touch, and help each other get through this....only if it is alright with you.

Please keep me posted. This is a very hard thing to deal with, and it would be great to have someone to talk to.

Take Care,
~Brenda [img]http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/heart.gif[/img]