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L5-S1 annular tear/L4-L5 & L5-S1 DDD/Epidral lipomatosis mostly in sacral canal What is this and how to treat ?

L5-S1 annular tear/L4-L5 & L5-S1 DDD/Epidral lipomatosis mostly in sacral canal What is this and how to treat? Drs here won t help!!!! Don t want to use drugs!! Servere pain, numbness , tingling, spasams, purple toes.Please help!!!
Tue, 12 Jul 2011
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Jennifer, I have quite similar back problems. I'm 28 and it all started almost 2 yrs ago after my son (then 11 months) and I were rear-ended by a guy that was stoned and on his way to another party! He has no idea how he has impacted our lives! I don't have any answers for you, as I'm still seeking them for myself, but just wanted you to know I can appreciate and understand your pain and frustrations. I wish you the best, and do all you can to get off those meds! My insurance only pays for narcotic meds (the cheap ones!) so I now pay out of pocket every month to see non-traditional pracitioners. It all stinks very much but you can do it! There is some hope...you and your children deserve the best you you can be! Don't give up!
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welcome to health care magic forum,as you explained you have been diagnosed L4-L5 & L5-S1 degenerative disc disease and annular tear with epidural laptomatosis.
the annular tear involves breakage in integrity of annulus fibrosus in the disc.
An epidural laptomatosis is a condition in which a fat is deposited on or around lining of spine. symptoms involves back pain ,weakness and loss of reflexes.
good physiotherapy treatment and rest can play an important role in treating this condition.
if there is no relief than one should take a surgical opinion.
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Visit a Chiropractor ASAP! Where are you located? They do not give any medications; and provide long term relief!
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