3 bulging discs in 2 spinal regions

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Hi folks

Im a paediatric student nurse, due to graduate later this year and not come across this type of injury before in practice hence me asking. My back seized up at the beginning of February, I’ve been to see my doctor and after an MRI diagnosed three bulging discs one pressing on my spine. Currently being given three meds to keep the pain down, but referred to the chronic pain clinic for them to deal with it. Earliest appointment is July, meaning I wont be able to start my final placement in June, so looking into private options. Anyway my question is this, do you need bilateral injections around every bulging disc or does one bilateral injection cover them all? 

Thanks for any advice xx

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    I'm sorry to say but it looks like you may have just entered the world of chronic pain. If your pain continues you may end up not being able to do what your training to do. I don't want to sound negative but I think you need to know what might transpire. You're far from being chronic at this point and I don't know about wherever you get a job but I am pretty sure they won't let you work if your on opiates for the pain. So you wouldn't be able to take them at work. Since I don't know what state/country you're in I don't know if you have medicinal cannabis available to you or there is also CBD oil and finally there is kratom. These are not always available in every state or country.

    Now to answer your question about the injection... typically you will get one injection per disc. But I don't know about the one that's pressing on the nerve. Are you having pain down one leg or both? If so it would be the nerve that's being pressed by the disc that is causing it. Some people have success with these injections, some don't have any success and still others come out of it real bad. I had one very successful injection and it took all my pain away for 9 months. These injections are not permanent, and I had many many more injections some of which I get some relief and some of them are useless. You will absolutely want to try physical therapy as well. That will help to strengthen your core muscles so that your back does not have to do all the work.

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    I’ve just ordered hemp oil to help with my back pain have you given that a thought to help with your pain are you going to have to have surgery and how is it going to get fixed you must be in awful pain has your doctor prescribed you any pain medication? 
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    Hi I am having similar problems too I have 2 bulging discs 1 pressing on a nerve I had spinal injections they do them for all the areas affected I had injections done in 3 discs to stop the pain for the 2 affected discs but unfortunately this only lasted 2 days for me, this is when they then booked me in to have the nerve endings burnt off in my lower spine to stop the Pain and again for me this only lasted 6 weeks but this was just me everyone is different so don’t think its not going to work think positive. I’m now on 25mg of oxycodone twice a day and carbamazepine 100mg twice a day and still in chronic pain going back Friday to see back surgeon to see what’s next.
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      Been to see my back specialist Friday 6/4/18 and have been told they will not do surgery but I have managed to get my medication upped to help with the pain so I am now taking 50mg of 0xycodone twice a day which is the equivalent of 200mg of Morphine and to be truthful so far so good my pain is much better.
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