It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Back Problems Message Board


Back Problems Board Index


I am 37yr old male who suffers from extreme back pain and burning in my left buttocks which radiates down into my thigh but stops at my knee.. My MRI results show I have Facet Hypertrophy with ligament flavum thickening.. DDC with dessication, posterior annular tear and central disc protrusion with deforming the ventral aspect of the thecal sac.. Some focal neurocompression.. All this is at the l5-S1.. I went to a pain clinic where they gave me pain meds, muscle relaxer and did 2 epidural lumbar steroid injections which hasnt helped at all.. What exactly does these results mean?? The pain seems to worsen as I sit or ride.. Sneezing and coughing is painful as well.. I have a 6mos old girl who I cant really pick up or play with.. What should i do at this point???
[QUOTE=jww0310;4328189]I am 37yr old male who suffers from extreme back pain and burning in my left buttocks which radiates down into my thigh but stops at my knee.. My MRI results show I have Facet Hypertrophy with ligament flavum thickening.. DDC with dessication, posterior annular tear and central disc protrusion with deforming the ventral aspect of the thecal sac.. Some focal neurocompression.. All this is at the l5-S1.. I went to a pain clinic where they gave me pain meds, muscle relaxer and did 2 epidural lumbar steroid injections which hasnt helped at all.. What exactly does these results mean?? The pain seems to worsen as I sit or ride.. Sneezing and coughing is painful as well.. I have a 6mos old girl who I cant really pick up or play with.. What should i do at this point???[/QUOTE]


Hi, and welcome to the forum, tho I am sorry for the situation you find yourself in. What kind of doctor did you see who diagnosed you? If not a spine specialist, then finding one should be your next step.

It does sound like you may need surgery, since you got no relief from the injections. Was anything said about nerve compression?

I just think it is time to have a good talk with your spine specialist about your option. As far as the results of your MRI....he should have thoroughly explained that to you. It always bothers me when someone comes here because they weren't given enough time by their doctor. I suggest you type in each phrase ( such as facet hypertrophy) so that you can truly understand. If memory serves me, that is from arthritic changes but I really don't remember for sure. If no one else comes along to clearly explain those MRI results, just try the internet for your answers.

I hope you will let us know how you are doing.

Carol





All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:35 AM.





© 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!