extreme lower back pain since epidural

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  • kellc
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    Hi I have been suffering from extreme lower back pain for 22 yrs after my first child was born and cannot seem to get the surgery to fix it but do not want to have to live with it because its unbearable pain. My MRI states that there is persistant right central/right lateral protrusion L5/S1 level which may be contributing to right S1 or L5 nerve root irritation. They keep sending me back to physical therapy and even though strengthening the tummy muscles have helped relieve the pressure a very tiny bit, it is still unbearable pain. The doc did the epidural while I was bent forward, now when I lean forward even a tiny bit like mowing the lawn or washing something in the tub the pain is intense and many times I have cried because of it. I can relieve the pain for the most part when lying or sitting down, when I am up then pressure builds especially if I have been in motion and then stop it feels inflamed. I don’t think anyone understands the amount of pain I deal with and no one should have to live with this, the oxy barely cuts the pain. I want surgery and Im pretty sure it would be on the L5/S1 level, there is also small right foraminal protrusion in close proximity with right L2 nerve root and may be contributing to nerve root irritation. It also says L5/S1: Bulge, osteophyte formation, facet arthritis, and right central/right lateral disc protrusion posterior displacing lateral portion right S1 nerve root posterior. This process also extends into medial right foramen with moderate narrowing lower foramen. Im not sure what it all means, they say does not look bad enough to do surgery but the pain is not something which anyone should live with? Can you help explain. One doctor a pain psychologist looked at my mri results and said that It said that I had something definitely wrong and that I should be experiencing alot of pain, and then recommended pain pills. Please can you explain whats wrong with my back? Thank you so much.

    Dr. Corenman
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    First you must describe where your pain is located. See the section “https://neckandback.com/conditions/how-to-describe-your-history-and-symptoms-of-lower-back-and-leg-pain/” to fully describe your pain location and triggers.

    Second, copy your MRI radiologist reading and post it here (without your name to de-identify it). We can then have a better conversation to identify the pain sources and potentially what to do.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
    If this forum has helped you, please let Dr. Corenman know!

    Dr. Corenman
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    Post count: 5455

    First you must describe where your pain is located. See the section “https://neckandback.com/conditions/how-to-describe-your-history-and-symptoms-of-lower-back-and-leg-pain/” to fully describe your pain location and triggers.

    Second, copy your MRI radiologist reading and post it here (without your name to de-identify it). We can then have a better conversation to identify the pain sources and potentially what to do.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
    If this forum has helped you, please let Dr. Corenman know!

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