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hi everyone I'm hoping someone can help me understand my results as my gp wasn't very clear explaining them.
10+years ago I injured my back at the time dr said pulled muscle so I carried on working it got worse and I ended up hobbling round and dr's then said I had trapped my sciatic nerve. I had physio exercises and traction which made it hurt over the time frame I've not been without pain but I have a high pain threshold so just got on with things. 2 natural labours later whilst in labour with my son 1.5 years ago I said my back had gone (really sharp pain at the time) since then every time I've been dr's I've been told bones soft from labour and that was it. Over the time frame I've had physio many times and don't see any improvement.
I finally had an Mri done and my results were:
preservation on of the normal lordosis. Normal vertebral alignment and canal volume. The l5/s1 disc is degenerate with end plate changes. L3/l4 are normal. At l5/s1 there is a diffuse posterior disc prolapse displacing theca and the transmitting s1 root but no marked compression. No compressive lesion identified elsewhere. Normal conus and palaver table soft tissues..
Gp said that she can refer me to physio or orthopaedics but thinks physio first but my choice. I'm unsure after failed physio if this is the right route first for me.
Yesterday I vacuumed the house did a bit of ironing etc and I'm in agony today I can still move around but it's a constant pain with occasional sharp pains. Majority of pain is located in my lower back and bum.
Has anyone any experience in the same situation? Can someone explain in simple terms what is wrong? Xx
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