... bone spurs, buldging discs with some herniation on both Cervixal as well as Lumbar) wish my well as she has told me my back is fine, just normal aging(I'm just 39! My last xrays and mri showed all these things and I want current ones done since it getting much worse(had a couple falls and my gait is a bit off.) Dealing with fearful doctors(cor pain Ive gotten a mere 5/325 oxy for yrs and she refuses to up it, I say it's tolerance and she says it'll just make me worse. Just want to be able to do things that make me happy again. Please wish me well, my dear peers! Btw, these are not my only diagnoses. Thanks!
Why don't you find a dr who will treat you? That normal aging thing really ticks me off. I'm 66 and I don't want to hear that. Its not normal to have pain, no matter your age. The same way as its not normal to be forgetful as you age. What, after a certain age you are just supposed to suffer. And when is it you qualify for this? 39 certainly isn't old. My back is trashed now, but at 39 I could run rings around people.
Hello Kova - KM and Pamee have said it all really. It may be worth seeing a neurosurgeon once you have had repeat MRI scans done if this is necessary. You don’t say when your last one where taken. Is this what you are expecting your current Dr to order for you? It is not always necessary to have then repeated as your spinal issues cannot get better without intervention of some sort, thus broadly speaking it can only get worse. Bone spurs, bulging and herniation discs can trap nerves or come into contact with nerve roots, hence the sciatica. Clearly your back is not fine as this is not the normal anatomy of the Spine regardless of your age. You altered gate could be due to your muscles compensating for your spinal issues and the fall. You could try Ice or heat products for your muscles if they are causing you pain (and if you’re Fibro allows you to use these remedies). I am sure that you have tried most self-help remedies for your back by now.
Your Fibro is also making your pain issues worse. Perhaps your rheumatologist would prescribe better pain relief for you as they should understand that all your pain issues is going to be made worse by your Fibro and vice versa. Also you should be under the care of a Physcial therapist for your Fibro who should be able to tell if nerves due to your spine are involved. I wish you well with your current Dr, but like the others have said I would change Dr. Plus I feel that you may a need a multi –disciplinary approach regarding your pain management – Take care and good luck.
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