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Our back problems are very similar. I've had many MRI scans on my back. I had a microdiscectomy in 2003. My lower two discs were bulging which rubbed the sciatic nerve causing severe pain all down the leg. Operation was on the second lowest disc but will probably need operation on lowest disc sometime in the future. When the pain is at its worst I need to take a combination of three painkillers but that only reduces the pain by half. Have had this problem on and off since 1985. Was caused by a fall on the ice in the winter. The longest continuous episode of the pain was 5 years from March 1999 to December 2003. Thankfully, things are ok at present, but it can change in an instant. Am off to Derriford in a week or two to see the specialist to review my situation.

Sep 17, 2011, 21:55


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