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    Hello, dr. I’ve been through many treatments regarding this problem. I’m having it for the last 7 years. My age is 37. My weight is 90kg. How can I get rid of this pain. Do i need laser treatment, surgery or any other technique. Please suggest me which is the best method for the treatment of this disease.
    Thanks.
    ( I am flight attendant but now on bed due to this pain. Kindly help me.)

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    I need more information regarding your disorder. Please see the section on the website under “Conditions”/ “How to describe symptoms” to fully convey what your symptoms are and how you were diagnosed.

    Dr. Corenman

    Anila
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    Location And Quality of Pain:
    Pain started from the coxes lower end of the back and radiate in leg and lower back. Quality of pain is like injury or swelling.Quality of Pain changes (increases) with activity and no skin color changes when touched.

    Percentage of Pain by Location:
    Pain originates from lower back and radiates in left leg and back and pressed the nerve root. 80% back and 20% leg. Severe pain in posterior and in coxes.

    Intensity of Pain:
    6-10-VAS- for 2 years. Lower back 5-6 and leg 2-4. Very severe pain like injury.

    Weakness:
    Yes, muscles are weak due to pain and always cramp occur in muscles.

    Onset and length of Time symptoms have been present:

    Pain started 7 years ago and gradually increased. I cannot sit and cannot stand even for 2 minutes. I feel most pain while sitting and standing.

    Activities:

    Activity causes severe pain in lower back and hurts me sitting and standing and bending towards. I cannot walk more than 20 minutes. Not mild pain rather severe pain in activity.

    Pain intervals:
    I never free from the pain in the day. Only feel relief lying in the bed straight. And I felt little bit better after physiotherapy only for one to two months but after that it came back to its original intensity.

    Activity and Occupational Restriction:
    Pain has changed my life. Every activity has been ended. I am on bed for the last 6 months and I am bearing this pain for the last 7 years.

    Diagnose:
    MRI Recent report 7 days ago is:
    Degenerative Disc Bulge L5/S1 in the small posterior.

    Liability:

    No Liability of any corporation. A forceful impact occurred during plane landing. And after 3 years I joined gym. Then I got into this severe pain.

    Previous Consultation or Treatment:
    Within 7 years I’ve had many treatments but all were useless. Recently, Dr. advised me physiotherapy and some simple painkillers. And suggests me that you need no surgery but even after all these experiences I couldn’t get rid of this severe pain at all. I am very much disappointed. So, I am sending you my full history.
    Kindly, Dr.Corenman help me getting rid of this pain.
    NOTE: My pain is like needles are hurting/knocking inside me.
    My nickname is Anila.
    My real name is Attiya.
    Previous Profession: Flight Attendant.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Your pain seems to be focused in your lower back with some radiation to the legs. Your MRI notes degenerative disc disease at L5-S1 with a bulge at that level. You do not describle the severity of the bulge nor the quality of the degeneration of the disc at L5-S1.

    Your pain could very likely originate from this degenerative level. With years of symptoms now confining you to bed, you would do well to obtain a workup by a spine surgeon. This might include discograms and even selective nerve root blocks (see website for explanation of these). You might be a candidate for a fusion.

    Dr. Corenman

    Anila
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    Thankyou for your reply Dr. But the problem is that there is no fusion surgeon in my country. So what can I do to come to USA directly to see you? Is it possible that you send email to the embassy. If you need any other information regarding my disease (MRI reports etc) then I can send you these by email. Many times I visited USA when I was flight attendant. But I never visited any doctor there regarding my disease. So, can you help me coming to USA to get checked personally by you.
    Thanks.
    My real name: Attiya S……
    “Anila” is my nickname.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    You can travel here to have an appointment but a full workup is in order to determine if you are a candidate for surgery. In your case, this might take 3-4 days and I don’t want you to be disappointed if we find out you are not a candidate for this surgery. Contact Margaret at the 888 number at the top of the home page so we can do some preliminary work.

    Dr. Corenman

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