Avatar universal

back pain

hi i have L5 S1 bulge eccentric to the right with an annular tear .it is 9mm .its too painfull and and hard to walk ,siitting down ,my right leg is unable to walk with that ...is that cureable ...or i have to go with that whole life ....am 27 yr old female ..i have one baby and doctor told me 2nd baby is not good for my health ..so plz tell me is that true
2 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
1770280 tn?1314584960
You may need a second opinion from a doctor other than a GYN/OB.  I'd suggest an Orthopedic Specialist.  There are a lot of new therapies for spine rehabilitation.
Helpful - 0
1331804 tn?1336867358
Having a second baby given the hinderances that you already have from this annular tear will most likely make your pain 10 times more worse.  The weight added during the pregnancy will apply extra pressure on the L5 S1 disc.

I agree you should see an orthopedic specialist or a spine surgeon.  It is quite possible that surgery could remove this disc and then you can have your second baby without tremendous pain issues.

I have one little boy and I made a personal decision to not have any more children as when I was pregnant with him, I had to go out 6 months before term because I could barely walk.  The two troublesome discs in my low back have only gotten worse and for me surgery is a catch 22 as they can remove the discs in my low back but I will still have pain from the extensive nerve damage in my thoracic spine.  So I have chosen against surgery until all methods for pain relief are exhausted and I have no choice.  So no 2nd baby for me.  But if you only have pain issues from your lower back, it is likely surgery could fix the problem so that you will be able to endure the pregnancy.

Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Back & Neck Community

Top Pain Answerers
Avatar universal
st. louis, MO
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out how beta-blocker eye drops show promising results for acute migraine relief.
Could it be something you ate? Lack of sleep? Here are 11 migraine triggers to look out for.
Find out if PRP therapy right for you.
Tips for preventing one of the most common types of knee injury.
Here are 10 ways to stop headaches before they start.
Tips and moves to ease backaches