:( I am a 28 year old woman who has had back surgery in the past (when I was 21). In August of this year I was stocking a cooler at work and I went to set a crate of 2-liter bottles down and I had a "pop" in my back and suddenly had pain in my arms and legs. I have not been able to return to work and I have been to see neurosurgeons but they all tell me to let them put in a pain pump until I am older. I have pain and numbness in my right arm and left leg. I also have chest pain at times and numbness in the midback area. I had MRI's of my spine and they show disc protrusion at C6-C7, disc protrusion at T6-T7 and a bulge at T8-9, as well as disc bulge at L4-L5 and a protrusion at L5-S1 with severe foraminal compromise. I was told by a neurosurgeon at OSU to get an EMG because I may have nerve damage that is causing my symptoms. Another surgeon told me I needed rods, plates and pins put in. I am at wits end with the conflicting answers I recieve. I can no longer do the things I enjoy and I was fired by my boss for filing workers comp--who is denying my claim. I fall because my leg gives out, I drop things all the time because of numbness. I can't sit or stand for a long time because it hurts too much but I cannot seem to get any help. I am told that I am too young to operate on or that my films look fine,if they were fine then why am I in so much pain and having all these problems. If anyone has any suggestions to ANYTHING I have posted PLEASE let me know. Thank You for your time.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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