Hi, I have been suffering low back pain for about 20 years , I cannot stand on my feet longer then 30 seconds and I get extreme pain in my low back into my thigh hip area. I had a MRI done about 5 years ago it showed I had 3 bulging discs and degenerative discs . I had another MRI done 2 weeks ago and it shows a normal range of fatty tissues and nothing else. But my back has gotten worse and I get tingle pins and needles mostly on the right leg sometimes in both and a lot of leg pain. I stand and it feels like my back is going to split in half from my spin to my hips. I have to lean against something to get rid of it. I see a back surgeon tomorrow for the first time. My family doctor will not write me out prescriptions for pain relief because I had cirrhosis of the liver , so I have to suffer with the pain. It is getting extremely hard to deal with this pain and i cannot do anything anymore. I really hope they can find something and fix it. I do not know why one MRI would show bulging discs and degenerative discs and this one showed nothing . I also was recently diagnosed with osteoporosis .View Thread
Hi and thank you for replying to me . I saw a spine specialist the day after I had written this and he had said while I was not able to move much when I was healing from my 3 bulging discs my MRI shows that since I was not able to move around much all my muscles in my lower back are gone . He showed me were they are all suppose to be solid black and there not and in parts there are no muscle at all . So he had said that is why my lower back feels like it is going to break in half from my hips to my spin is because there is no muscle there to hold my spine up. He had told me I need physiotherapy to try and build my muscle back up. I hope to be walking soon without my back feeling like it is going to split in half.View Thread
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