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[QUOTE=123dietdrpepper;3500632]Bone Spurs do indeed cause pain especially if they are compressing a nerve. I strongly recommend another opinion.

I have a couple questions for you if you don't mind:

1) If you stand up, feet together and flat on the ground and lean backwards, how is your pain?

2) what is your most comfortable position?

3) least position?

4) can you describe your pain - burn, throb, cramp, achy, etc.

5) Have you had an MRI/CT scan? If so can you post the summary?

I am thrilled that you are going to get another opinion and not see a chiro!! Good luck and I will keep checking in for your response.[/QUOTE]

Thanks Diet :)
Here is my L-spine MRI (C-spine was just DDD)

The L3-L4 thruoug L5-S1 discs are degenerated, DESICCATED and HYPOINTENSE at L-3 and L4-L5 and quite narrowed, irregular and HYPERINTENSE in the L-5 thru S-1 disc. All three show broad annular bulges. There are osteophtic ridges broadly at L-5 thrr S-1. There is mild narrowing of the lateral resecess bilaterally by the symptomatic broad based buldge at L-3 thru L-4, slightley eccentric narrowing of the left lateral recess more than the right lateral recess at L4-L5. No spinal canal impingment or lateral recess at L5-S1 disc. Vertabal alignment normal, Bone marrow signal is generally normal aside from fatty change beneath the end plates on either side of the L5-S1 disc. The facet joints show typical osteoarthrictic chane, worse on the left at L5-S1 andof mild to moderate severity bilatterally at L3-L4 and L4-L5.

IMPRESSION: Multilevel Spondylosis with broad based Disc bulges detailed above and no definate neutral impingment.

My most comfortable position would be sitting and standing. Generally during the day not severe pain, just an achy, burning pain.

My worst is laying down, the longer the worse it gets. Excrusiating. Can't sleep, up and down, taking drugs, ice, get in recliner, move back to bed...back and forth. Also, caughing about kills me, to tears.

Leaning back as you describe, its uncomfortable but bareable.

My central pain at L-5 is stabbing, horrible pain, burning and aching.

The pain radiates to my T-spine and C-spine...this is burning, aching and tight. This also occurs in my butt and hips.

I have tingleing in my hands and feet, all the time. I pee alot.

I've been tested for MS, Diabetes, B-12, Lyme....everything, or most everything.

Since my spine doc wants me to try Lycira, maybe he's thinking Fibro? But I don't have the 11 points of pain that they describe.

Do I sound like anyone you've come accross? Any advice or knowledge you have would truely make my day!!! (((HUGS)))

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