Annular Tear-Severe Pain

Posted by mishpaula @mishpaula, Mar 6, 2019

In November 2018 I had an MRI which revealed an annular tear. I have tried EVERYTHING! Pain relievers from OTC to narcotics. Nerve medication, CBD/THC. PT, Chiro, Acupuncture, exercise, heat, massage, epidural (going for another one 3/08/19). Nothing to date has helped and pain is debilitating. Sleep is dreaded as the pain from resting on my back, side, stocmach, literally causes a radiation and burning that is out of control. I am fit, thin and pretty tough. But this is getting to me. Please help and advise

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So sorry I am also in excruciating pain. I will pray for you that God will
heal you and give you some answers. I am going for injections on Friday I’m
praying that they take away my pain this is so terrible.

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Hello @mishpaula, welcome to Connect. I would like to invite @clint1510 who also talked about an annular tear on Connect in the past. @mishpaula, am I correct in understanding that an annular tear is similar to a herniated disc?

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No answer. I deal with the same issue and hoped to get some directions here. @vklittle61 did it get any better since 2019??

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@alusiq

No answer. I deal with the same issue and hoped to get some directions here. @vklittle61 did it get any better since 2019??

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@alusiq, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I'd also like to bring @cwalkowicz @jenniferhunter and @amywood20 who can share their experiences with annular fissure or tears.

Alusiq, how long have you had this condition? What treatments or therapy have you tried?

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@colleenyoung

@alusiq, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I'd also like to bring @cwalkowicz @jenniferhunter and @amywood20 who can share their experiences with annular fissure or tears.

Alusiq, how long have you had this condition? What treatments or therapy have you tried?

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I fell end September 2020 and continued working as a nurse having occasional pain. In December 2020 pain got so much worse I started to limp at work. I am doing physio weekly and on my own at home, I take Arthrotec TID and 50mg of pregabalin BID and it masks pain a bit. The moment I stand for too long it comes back. Tomorrow I have my first modified shifts.
Thank you for your reply.

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@colleenyoung

@alusiq, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I'd also like to bring @cwalkowicz @jenniferhunter and @amywood20 who can share their experiences with annular fissure or tears.

Alusiq, how long have you had this condition? What treatments or therapy have you tried?

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I have this conditiom for 2 years. Trie evetythin thst doctors sugussed to mo avail

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@alusiq

I fell end September 2020 and continued working as a nurse having occasional pain. In December 2020 pain got so much worse I started to limp at work. I am doing physio weekly and on my own at home, I take Arthrotec TID and 50mg of pregabalin BID and it masks pain a bit. The moment I stand for too long it comes back. Tomorrow I have my first modified shifts.
Thank you for your reply.

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Did u get any better?
I got L5-S1 annular this March.
So painful? What helps? Did u get surgery?

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I got annular tear fell as a nurse when moving patient boxes by tripping on one on floor at work. I have been in excruciating pain that gets progressively worse every hour of standing. I can’t sit at all. Laying down relieves it a bit.. but gets worse. I have tried Naproxen, Motrin, Nortriptyline, heat/ cold, baclofen, etc. nothing works. Life has changed dramatically. I am off work, stuck at home and praying to God to help me get better. I am due for my 1st Epidural spinal shot in L5-S1 today… hopefully it brings relief.?

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Am with you in prayer.. I swear .. mother has been suffering also.

Her NURCE STOPS BY one a week. Applies COLD PACKS .

TOMMY AND HAS HER SIT ON ICE PACK IS HUGE. About the size of a chair bottom.
It’s working for HER. Ok
Oooh? Look up Zero gravity sitting position.. it is how she sits, sleeps…

Not sure how else to explain ok.

Blessings and please DO O NOT GIVE UP.

Team .. let’s pray for her and all us in so much PAIN.

DIOS ES INFINITO..

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@ram2022

Did u get any better?
I got L5-S1 annular this March.
So painful? What helps? Did u get surgery?

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see article "ANNULAR TEAR OR FISSURE: THE GREAT MASQUERADER' BY
DR. MICHAEL BROWN DO, MD, DABPMR-PAIN

POLYCLINIC REHABILITATION INSTITUE….SOMETIMES LESS IS MORE…RISKS TO ALL
PROCEDURES…SOMETIMES DISCOGRAPHY AND 'NON INVASIVE TESTS AND PROCEDURES CAN BE NON LASTING OR MAKE THINGS WORSE.

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@hacienda Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I think this is the link you were referring to. Annular Tear or Fissure: The Great Masquerader By Michael N. Brown, DC, MD, DABPMR-PAIN. Reprinted with permission. — http://priclinic.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Annular-Tear-or-Fissure.pdf

Have you been diagnosed with a tear?

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@amandaa

@hacienda Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I think this is the link you were referring to. Annular Tear or Fissure: The Great Masquerader By Michael N. Brown, DC, MD, DABPMR-PAIN. Reprinted with permission. — http://priclinic.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Annular-Tear-or-Fissure.pdf

Have you been diagnosed with a tear?

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hx recurrent vertebral fx' L. SP.(17 documented) and T/11 T/12. 3/5/21 PEDEST. hit by Ford F-250 in park lot and run over, hit from behind.Fx displace rt elbow, fx r. med/lat. epicondyles, lac. head..morel lavaliere pockets, massive swelling, early blood clot greater sap…Feb. 2022..Clot Soleil Vein rt calf, on 90 dis Eliquis. PC saw no need to X-ray my back although I kept saying back was worse. MRI 2 weeks ago. No New FX'. NEW….ANNULAR TEAR @ L/5 S/1 WITH INCREASED CROWDING OF NERVES S/1 (ALSO NEW: ATROPHY OF PARASPINOUS MUSCLES) EXERCISE RELIGIOUSLY. This new PC doesn't understand why my pain has increased and is harder to deal with. My Chronic R.D. is 1-6 sec. return rather than .5 seconds. Injury also caused lymphedema. Since I am more sculpt. to infection and blood clots, etc…don't want to try injections. I think the terrific blow I took to my back caused the 'NEW THINGS." Age is also a consideration. I have always been very active..77 yrs young and run a business. I take 3 hydrocodone in 24 hrs. I would benefit on some days with 4. I did lymph. massage until the clot was found.

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