I injured my back in June, thoracic and lower back. I was out of work for almost 8 weeks. I did PT twice a week. I had an MRI done in August because the pain just wasn’t going away and I had numbness and tingling down my left leg. The MRI showed “9 mm anterior subluxation of l5 upon s1 which stretches the outer annulus and contributes to central canal and lateral recess stenosis. Loss of disc height and a diffusely bulging disc. This leads to moderate bilateral foraminal stenosis. There is slight compression of the left L5 nerve root in the foremen.”
Because this is workman’s comp I’ve seen different doctors at this health clinic. It’s pretty frustrating. I had an ESI 10 days ago, and it helped with the numbness and tingling on my butt and thigh.
I was cleared to work with no restrictions and I have a pretty labor intense job, lifting heavy stuff most of the day and now my back is really hurting.
I don’t have any follow up appointments or PT scheduled.