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Back pain with numbness and tingling

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I had a MRI done a year ago and theses were my results can someone explain a little more details as I am in a lot more pain .I have numbness and tingling now Pain management wants to do shots although they have not helped .I GUESS the real question is now they want to burn my nerves if they do this I am worried I won't be able to tell anymore please help.


HISTORY: Low back pain

COMPARISON: 6/7/2015

TECHNIQUE: 3 views of the lumbar spine were obtained.

FINDINGS: There are posterior spinal fusion rods and pedicle
screws noted at L4-L5. There is also evidence of interbody fusion
hardware at L4-L5. The hardware appears intact. There is no
evidence of acute fracture or subluxation.

There is mild disc space narrowing as well as anterior endplate
osteophyte formation noted at L1-L2, T12-L1, and T11-T12.





Impression:

IMPRESSION: Postsurgical changes of the lower lumbar spine as
described above.

Electronically Signed by Vincent K Wong, MD, Bay Imaging, Inc
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replied January 5th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.

Spinal nerves run through the disc space , yours is narrowed which is causing compression and pressure upon your nerves resulting in pain and tingling sensations.
Go ahead with shot ,they will help

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Dr Khalil
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