Hi everyone. I am here for some research, wanted to introduce myself. My name is Amy. I am 36yo, and I have issues.
T12, and L1, compression fractures loss of 40% L1 vertebral height. T11,12 2mm broad based disk protrusion. L1,2,3,4 3mm broad based disc protrusions. L5-S1 4-5 mm broad based disk protrusion w/ bilateral foraminal narrowing and impingement on the exiting nerve roots bilaterally. Disc dessication T11,12-L1,3,4,-L5,S1.
Pain both hips and legs. Electrical like shooting pains down legs into feet. Numbness and tingling on tops of feet. painful burning sensations on tops of thighs. Crawling bug like sensations on the front of my shins.
Rigid bracing for the fractures, PT, epidural steroid injections w/ some relief but doesn't ever last, pain meds Norco 10/325, lyrica (only taken at night, with definite relief at night).
Considering microdiscectomy/discectomy, but know nothing about it. From what I gather it is under Gen. anesthesia. I have read however that it can be done w/ sedation and spinal block. I am terrified of the gen anesthesia but I am not into hearing bone saws and such so I am trying to get more info on this if anyone has had this procedure please give me your feedback!!! I would Sooooooooo appreciate it!!!
I feel so alone sometimes and my husband is tired of hearing me complain and I really dont blame him. I am tired of complaining. Anything anyone can offer I would really appreciate it!