I've got severe lower back pain. It's been going on for more than a year. Got an MRI done. Doctor says - Degenerative Disc Disease. Suggestions?

Specialty clinic. For best results I recommend that you get an appointment at a clinic or practice that specializes in back problems only. You will get thorough evaluation and the proper therapy.

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I have random tingling inner thighs, sides of knees and calves with Increased low back pain. I have severe degenerative disc disease S1-L5; related?

The symptoms. you describe could be due to irritation of the L-5 nerve root. You need a program of intensive back conditioning to help the muscles on either side of your spine ("Paraspinal muscles) support your veterbrae (bony spine" and relieve that irritation! Hope this helps Suggest a consultation with a Board Certified PHYSIATRIST may be VERY helpful Dr Z. Read more...
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Maybe the calf pain. Medial thigh pain is a higher dermatome, usually L3 or L4 nerve roots. Buttock, posterior-lateral thigh, posterior calves however are consistent with S1, sometimes L5 radiculopathy (tingling, burning, aching, pulling). You probably need more of a work up, PT for core stabilization, stretching, nerve slides and piriformis stretching, maybe an epidural, MRI if not done yet. Read more...

My MRI result shows I have degenerative disc disease with lumbar spondylosis, and then my doctor said also have pott's disease any cure for this?

Concerning. Pott's disease is a serious infection causing fracture of the spine. This requires a long treatment. During your care, there is no harm in caring for your degenerative disc disease by walking and slow strengthening exercises.. If walking is painful, supporting your posture with a brace may be needed for a while. Avoid lifting, twisting, or walking down hill. Read more...

I am experiencing moderate to severe back pain I have had degenerative disc disease fro about 8 years the pain is now in my hips and going down my legs it feels like I have a lot of pelvic pressure and have to urinate a lot is there anything I can do to g

See below. Consultation with neurologist &/or orthopedic specialist should be able to determine what options are available & what specifically is causing your problems. Will probably need an MRI of lumbo-sacral spine to check for ruptured disc, nerve compression, spinal stenosis, etc. Good luck. Read more...
DDD. Whomever told you that you have ddd may have missed the problem. Extreme pain in a young person from "ddd" is rare. If "ddd" is multiple levels, you have scheuermann's disease most likely. If single level, you likely have some sort of instability or stress fracture, infection, or other abnormality. I would suggest another opinion before i relegated myself to this diagnosis the rest of my life. Read more...

How do I know if lower back pain is associated with possible degenerative disc?

MRI. The only way to know for sure if the lower back is partially caused by degeneration of your discs is imaging. X rays, ct's, and mris are all possible imaging modalities . Mri's present the most information. Read more...
Difficult sometimes. Disc degeneration is so common that it often difficult to determine if a particular disc is causeing symptoms. There are many people walking around with disc degeneration who have no low back pain at all. Mri findings correlate poorly to symptoms in many cases. Some doctors will do an injection of the disc (discogram) to see if it is painful but this is a very controversial test. Read more...