I'm a member of the peripeperhal neropathy forum - have had foir six years - they assuem its CIPD - also have pretty severe autonomic neruopathy - have lived on liquids only for six years cause stomach doesnt digest propertly, has also affected my heart, BP, etc..... anyway, I use a wheelchair when I leave the housee due to the neruopathy (no balance and very weak) - but also have increasing lower back pain...... an MRI on Lumbar Spine a year ago showed disk desicreation and degenertion at L4-L5-S1 - but it was tolerable...
In the past 8 months (and I had a fall several months back I think could have contributed) I am in severe pain - especially sitting straight up (position of worst pain is ini wheelchair - no matter how many tylenol I take (cant take opiates because of allergies)... its like being stabbed across my back and around my hips - after about 4 hours in the chair I'm literally crying in pain...
Just got MRI results - but I've got so many other ongoing issues with my neruopathy that need to be addressed first my doc just said - maybe we try PT for now - we need to address other issues first (I've tried PT - doesnt help).....
He didn't even go over the results but here they are:
1) Broad based bulge L4-L5 - endplate degenerative changes, some of which is acute and to right of midline. Likely impingement upon the intracanalicular L5 root on right and lesser degree mass effects on the left without foraminal stenosis or central canal narrowing.
2) Broad based disk bulge at L5-S1 with at least moderate and possibly severe effacement of the leftlateral recess and likely mass effects and/or impingement upon both the lateral recess nerves and the foraminal nerve on the left side.
Can anyone interpret this? Also, anyone with similar problems that have found a non-invasive therpapy (I already take 10 meds to control complications from neropathy and am super sensitive to medications)
Appreciate any feedback.