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i have been off work since 17th December with a severe pain in my right leg, went to the doctors and was given tramadol and naproxen at first, which did nothing 2 weeks later went back and was given pregabalin 50mg, and morphine sulfate, still no pain relief, went to hospital because had numbness in certain area doc there ruled out cauda equine sorry about the spelling but did send me for emergency scan, came back as the lower thoracic and lumbar discs are degenerate with loss of normal disc height and hydration. A focal central disc bulge at L5/S1 producing narrowing of the spinal canal with impingement of thecal sac and impingement of the right exiting nerve root. A diffuse posterior bulge at L4/L5 producing narrowing of the spinal canal and impingement of the right exiting nerve root.
Doctor referred me to local hospital beginning of Feb rang to see when I could expect my appointment was told you are a waiting list!! Medication upped now taking maxitram 150 mg, pregabalin 300 mg, oxycodone 5 mg, and amitriptyline 10mg, going to see private consultant tomorrow to see what he thinks,I think I will be fobbed off with the injection route first, so please what questions should I be asking and what should I be telling him to get something done ASAP ? Thanks for reading my essay but desperate to get back to normal and get a life, can't do anything haven't been out only to the doctors since December I want my life back. Once again thanks for reading and if you can help if anyone got the same problems as me what treatment did you have . Angie
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