Well After having trouble for Months with Neck pain that shoots down into my right shoulder. And having more trouble walking these days with a lot more severe Chronic Lumbar Pain than Usual. My Doctor ordered and MRI of my Neck and Back.. And the results were NOT good. It showed I had major changes since my Last MRI in 2018. Basically the narrowing of Spinal Cord has gotten worse in my Neck. And I now have 4 ruptured disc in my Lumbar Area along with Lumbar Stenosis. Most likely caused by the L5 disc rupturing in 2000. I am being referred to a Spinal Specialist of course.
The bad part is No doctors would operate on my lumbar area back in 2000 due to the fact I have scoliosis really bad in my Lumbar area. Doctors felt it might make the Chronic Pain worse. And my neck fusion failed. They felt it was best that I be sent to a Pain Management Doctor. And I of course could not imagine dealing with even worse than I dealt with already did. So I certainly agreed to that.
I told my doctor in 2017 I was going to stop letting him run test because just about every time he did I get bad news. This time was no exception that is for sure. I just hope they have another Plan to ease this lower back pain. I am on 3 high dose pain medications now. Without them I probably could not function at all.