Back & Neck Community
Results of the MRI on my back
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to back and neck problems, exercise, pain, sleeping, and physical therapy.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Results of the MRI on my back

I've been having a lot of problems with my back, so on Thursday of last week my doctor ordered an MRI. He just called and said that it's no wonder I've been complaining of pain. The MRI shows disc herniation at the 3/4 lumbar... arthritis... degenerative disc disease at 3 3/4 4 and 5... and that I have annular ligament tears. He said there really isn't much I can do but give it time to heal and take some over the counter anti-inflammatories, etc. and use ice treatment and then he's sending me to a back clinic.

The question I have is arthritis the same thing as DDD or are those two different things? He said that I had arthritis and then he said that I had the DDD happening. I'm only 32 and I've been in a lot of pain. They gave me 5mg hydrocodones, but I've been having to double them to 10mg to get relief.

I'm not quite sure what to do... all I know is that I hurt a lot and I don't know what to do to fix myself. Anyone have any advice?
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Back & Neck Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Pain Answerers
547368 tn?1440545385
Blank
Tuckamore
On the Beaches of Paradise, FL
Avatar m tn
Blank
Kalvin
Milwaukee, WI
Avatar f tn
Blank
namnam46
Anthem, AZ
Avatar f tn
Blank
remar
st. louis, MO