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I'm really after some help, I'm 27 and 6 weeks ago after an MRI after experiencing terrible lower back pain (unable to get out of bed, numb legs and lack of sensation to urinate) was given an emergency MRI.
The results of which although unusual for my age were reassuring, I was told I had "degenerative changes in the lower 3 levels, with high signal in the annulus at L3/4 and a central disc prolapse at L5/S1 with significant spasm from the mid thoracic area to the gluts"
I've been prescribed various pain relief (naproxen, tramadol, diazepam, paracetamol) which has all been hit and miss as a cocktail. I've lost my appetite and had some sickness and a definite lack of energy. I've lost around a stone and Im a size 8 so don't really want or can afford to drop much more.
6 weeks on the pain in my lower back and legs is still present although I can mobilise much more. I've also noticed my left arm, neck and upper spine is also in agony now so my pain specialist has requested a full spine MRI (rather than just lumber like last time) this week. The other notable thing is that my reflexes are very overactive.
Has anyone experienced anything similar? Previous to this I've always been healthy and never suffered back pain. Would love some help?
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