Neurology Community
annular tear Pain
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Headaches, MS, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

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

annular tear Pain

I had an accident on my spine in June 2003.  Resulting in an annular tear to the left, of the L5/S1, 3 disc dessiccation and two bulges.  I had a Discogram November 2005.The upshot was I was not a candidate for disc replacement having had adominal (abdominal) surgery previously was offered fusion, but because 3 disc's involved 2 doctors advised against it.  My pain is dreadful and continues day and night, down legs both front and back,thru butttocks, hips, and spasms at lower back, pain seems to be increasing, going up my back.Overall the pain has increased as time goes on. Medications leave me very tired and dopey. I take these on a need to basis. Sitting, Standing and lying on bed are tolerated for short periods of time.  Would the Discogram, (since not having any operation) injure my disc's more or cause more trouble and hence more pain? What is the prognosis after 4 years of unabating pain, limited movements, not working?
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
By "bulges" do you mean herniations or protrusions or just bulges? From what I understand disc bulges aren't necessarily symptomatic, but the terminology is confusing. Some surgeons call herniations "bulges".
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
To quote the exact Dr's report:  L4/5 level: large left foraminal radial annular tear extending into a smal foraminal protrustion. some epidural leakage of contrast.Some associated circumferentila annular tearing. graded 8/10 on pain levels for discogram

L5/S1: Prominent left posterolateral radial annular tear with associated circumferential annular tear bulging extending into the periphery of the disc and into a small left paramedian bulde. noe epidural leak. graded 10/10 for pain levels of discogram
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Neurology Answerers
620923_tn?1405964489
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
144586_tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Ball123
1689801_tn?1333986916
Blank
Dagun
Iceland
352007_tn?1372861481
Blank
LisaJF
1780921_tn?1384615710
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ