my boyfriend had a fusion done on his back 2003, well now he had a mri done becuz he having problems again. they told him his disc is pretruding. well what happen now. what should he do. he has lots of pain he numb on one side, and he can't feel on one side by his feet. pain pills he does have a problem with. this really sucks.........
Your problem needs to be addressed by both neurosurgeon and also an orthopedist.
They need to work as team for further management.
You have though not mentioned regarding the spinal disc pathology as what is causing the narrow disc space.
But nevertheless the symptom remains same.
There are many different terms used to describe spinal disc pathology and associated pain, such as “herniated disc”, “pinched nerve”, and “bulging disc”. The bones which form your spine are called as vertebrae. The space between two vertebras is cushioned with disc. When disc bulge or break open due to any reasons like ageing, or trauma to spine, it is called as herniated disc and this can cause pinching of nerve. It can happen in any region, but is more common at lower back in lumbar region and cervical region.
It is advisable for you to do physiotherapy for relief of pain and spasm of muscle, pain killers and pain management specialist for conservative management.
But if this fails, the option left is surgery.
Keep us informed if you have any queries.
Hi, I've been having a sharp, grinding pain in my lower back that makes it hard for me to stand up straight, walk up stairs, pick up my 37lb 2yr old, etc..., this has gotten worse, but it started after giving birth to my 2 yr old (with an epodural). I can't sit on a hard floor because it feels like I'm rolling on my tail bone! Which has started to prutrude along with the pain...any advice?
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.