Hello all I've been reading for the last 2 weeks and finally was able to log in.
About 2 1/2 wks ago I woke up with intense pain in my right leg and was unble to walk without feeling pain that I have never felt in my life. Went to see my Primaryand gave me a cortisone shot and sent me away with patches and ibuprofen. The next day was even worse I couldn't stop crying with the pain so my husband rushed me to the ER. All they can do is shoot me with pain medicine that made me confortable.My pain can be intense but still not able to walk more than 2-3 minutes with out cringing from the pain and lying down makes it better.
I asked my primary to send me in for an MRI and the findings are here below:
Diffuse disc bulge 4-5 mm at the L4-5 disc level there is displacement of the posterior longitudinal ligament and conpression of the anterior aspect of the thecal sac with inpegement of the L5 nerve roots bilaterally. The neural Foramina are narrowed bilaterrally. Spinal Canal is normal.
Anterior Disc bulge of 3/4 mm at the L3-4 and L4-5 disc levels.
He sent me to a neuro and he consulted with me and he stated give it time and take lot's of ibuprofen and accupuncture. I take about 6 Aleve's a day and I prefer not to take the Vicoden since I have 3 kids and it makes me angry (or it can be the pain I have). I'm 33 yrs old.
My husband is not that supportive and he just say's get the epidural. I decided to take a leave from work for about 4 wks to see If I can take it easy no bending, twisting, or lifting.
I know it's only been over 2 wks but I noticed I cry more easily so my sister's think I might be getying depressed. i do not want surgery so please if you can please let me know what other things I can do I will talk to my dr.