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Bulging disc with central spinal canal stenois, moderate bi-lateral foraminal stenosis and arthrosis. Explain

bulging discs at l3-4,l4-5,l5-s1 with central spinal canal stenois,moderate bi-lateral neural foraminal stenosis and arthrosis. I have an annular tear. the reports state all levels abut but do not displace traversing bilateral s1 andl5 nerve roots. I have lower back,hip buttock, groin ,and thigh pain resulting. currently taking morphine ,endocet,and muscle relaxers all of which offer little or no help. i have been told that i am not a candidate for surgery. this has ruined my life in not only work but love as well. I am extremely poor as i can not maintain a job, certain days i appear normal and extremely healthy to others. I cannot sit for any length of time as it compresses my disc`s,nor can i stand for any length of time. this has been going on since feb 23,2006. morphine and endocet do work if taken in 3x the amount prescribed. I seem to have a high tolerance - as several instances of medical procedures where it takes 3 - 4 times the normal amount of anistisha to put me under and i awake during procedure fully alert. is there anything that i could be prescribed that would give me relief without the lethargicness of morphine? I recently started methadone 10mg which also seems lile a placebo.
Asked On : Mon, 11 Feb 2013
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Hello and welcome to HCM,

I can understand from your query that the bpain associated with the bulging discs has increases. It cannot be controlled by low dose of analgesics. You require high doses.
Besides it is physiological to have increased requirement for anaesthetic agents.

At this stage when your pain is not being controlled by low opoids, it is advisable to go for suegical resection of the bulging discs.

Consult your doctor for further management of the problem.
Surgical procedures in case of disc problems are only done when conservative measures.

Thanks and take care.
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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