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Spinal MRI- multilevel disk & facet degen. scar tissue encasing S1,roots, Bulges &herniations, flat vent. dural sac, narrow foramin/spinal. Bad pain?

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Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine

In brief: Degenerative disease

These findings may be the cause of your back pain.
But how to take care of the pain is a whole other concern. You may do well with a combination of pain pills, muscle relaxants, physical therapy, and pain patches or liniments. Rheumatologists and orthopedists can give injections after doing tests to pinpoint the location and mechanism of the pain, such as pinched nerves. Lastly operation if need

In brief: Degenerative disease

These findings may be the cause of your back pain.
But how to take care of the pain is a whole other concern. You may do well with a combination of pain pills, muscle relaxants, physical therapy, and pain patches or liniments. Rheumatologists and orthopedists can give injections after doing tests to pinpoint the location and mechanism of the pain, such as pinched nerves. Lastly operation if need
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Dr. Erin Robertson
Clarification of my accompanying comment: Agree radical neurosurgery should be reserved as last resort.
Dr. Erin Robertson
General Practice

In brief: Ouch! What's your...

question? The pathology that picked up sure could cause massive pain.
How old are you? Your best bet is to go on the attack, in a multi-pronged aggressive manner. Take advantage of interdisciplinary center. You are the team leader, so coordinate with neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists who specialize in chronic pain management, yoga, Pilates, acupuncture, nutrition & CBT. Get Dexa scan. Stay strong!

In brief: Ouch! What's your...

question? The pathology that picked up sure could cause massive pain.
How old are you? Your best bet is to go on the attack, in a multi-pronged aggressive manner. Take advantage of interdisciplinary center. You are the team leader, so coordinate with neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists who specialize in chronic pain management, yoga, Pilates, acupuncture, nutrition & CBT. Get Dexa scan. Stay strong!
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