Back injury

I have sustained a back injury. The diagnosis is:
1. Moderately large, right L4/L5 disc extrusion impinging upon the right L5 nerve root.
2. Marked L5/S1 neuroforaminal narrowing bordering on stenosis.small disc annular disruption is also present at this level.
3. moderate bilateral L3/L4 exit neuroforaminal narrowing without stablished stenosis.

I am a 52 year old male. I have been unable to sit for any length of time for one month. I have had the injury 2 months.
Thank you for your time.

Comments for Back injury

Click here to add your own comments

Dec 05, 2013
annular disruption and the trouble with sitting if you have a bad back
by: Sarah

Hello No Name,
You can read about the most common form of low back pain called non-specific low back pain and how it is caused. Other problems, such as disc bulging and facet engorgement causing semi-stenosis symptoms are the follow on sequelae of this original problem.
A good start is to get going on your own self-help exercises in decompressing the spinal segments.
Here are a couple of pages you can read too about sitting when you have a bad back

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Ask Sarah.

Sarah Key Video Library

buying the books from amazon is a lot cheaper than buying from us!

Or Buy the Books from Amazon UK

Australian and New Zealand buyers can buy the books from Booktopia

Share this page:
Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.