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My MRI reads: Modic type I curvilinear trabecular stress response/hyperemia at L4-5. what does that mean. I have had low back pain with leg and feet?

Modic changes. describe various stages of vertebral body end plate marrow changes in the progression of degenerative disc disease. It could potentially be associated with pain, but not the leg/foot pain you describe, because it doesn't involve nerve roots. Read more...

Terrible low back pain l4=5 ans s1 are bulging I am a 36 yr old disabled coal miner from wv with terrible low back pain pain meds are out of the question I have tried pt with no help what can ido

It . It is hard to give you much of a game plan without the benefit of performing a comprehensive examination, reviewing x-rays and mris. In general terms weight reduction, and a regular stretching program for the back are simple measures that you can do on your own. Water exercises, yoga and thai chi are all very good. Be careful with the use of narcotics since it often leads to dependence, dental problems with loss of teeth, and atrophies the testicles leading to a low testosterone level, leading to a higher cardiovascular risk (heart attacks), osteoporosis, mood swings and impotence. I guess you don't want any of the above! Read more...
Back pain. The back pain can be caused by spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. It might include physical therapy, medication, injections, surgery ... If you don't like to take medication, you should seek help from a health care provider for a comprehensive evaluation. You might benefit from therapy and injection. Read more...