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  • yalilassy
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    i have a herniated disc at c6/7. this causing me a great deal of pain ,im told i also have loss of lordosis,,and have arthritis at c5/c6.i had 2nd mri scan,to see why i have chronic pain in lower back ,was shown mri scan by consultant,he says its degenerative in lower back ,showing nothing r”emarkable”the pain is certainly remarkable i am in every day i saw where the bottom 3 discs ,they showed narrowing on all 3 lower ,the lowest being the worst and then a little less narrowing as it goes up my spine. ,he also said remarkably my herniation had gone,Where has it gone to ?back into place? why am i still in chronic pain in my neck and lower back ,it aches and sometimes i have to lean against a wall,or if somewhere to sit i have ,I had root bloc earlier last year.Onmy letter it said disc compression was no longer significant And i didn t need an operation ,as he first told me i had to have ,i was even booked in for my op as well .im so confused ,the pain has not changed other than im in more pain now and its in my right shoulder .I also suffer from fibromyalgia . He said i didnt need an operation at this time ,indicating ,i will some other time ? i think .what do i do ,im so much in constant pain everyday .Should i ask for further mri scan ,or just stay in pain .i take lots of meds ,nefapam/pregablin/Paracetamol/naproxin/oemoprazole /floexitine for severe depression/anxiety disorderas well.thank you

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Fibromyalgia is a disorder that magnifies pain. It may be that your physician is worried that surgical treatment of the neck or lower back pain will be less successful due to the fibromyalgia. There is some truth to that but if there is a surgically treatable disorder, a work-up may be in order.

    Chronic pain in the lower back could be from degenerative disc disease as you have noted. There is a condition called isolated disc resorption (see website) that causes pain with impact (running or driving) and also can cause delayed pain (increased pain 4-8 hours after the activity). The neck can also suffer from the same malady. Possibly a second opinion may be helpful.

    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.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
    yalilassy
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    hi just wanted to say thank you for your help .so glad i found you here .xx

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