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