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annular tear

Posted by @clint1510, Jun 20, 2016

Hello! I recently had a lumbar back incident, I basically was standing upright looked down and felt excruciating pain in my lower back and right thigh, I could not move and my wife called and ambulance. After some strong pain medication in hospital, I was taken foran MRI which showed I had an annular tear between my L2 L3 disc! My tthigh was numb to touch but crippling pain was shooting into my thight , mostly when I sat down. After two weeks of physiotherapy my pain levels in my back have eased somewhat but the numbness in my thigh has gone and it is extremely painful to the touch from my knee to my groin. Even a bedsheet touching it hurts…..is this a normal healing process and what is my next step in recovery!? As I cannot find a lot of info about annular (herniated disc) between L2 L3.

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Welcome to Connect @clint1510.
I moved your message to the Bones, Joints & Muscles group http://mayocl.in/28IZp05 where you can read similar discussions going on like this one https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/i-had-spinal-fusion-of-l1-4-about-15-months-ago-lately-ive/ where you’ll meet members like
@rick537 @missyb57 @martishka @riverqueen1305 and @luckydaug who have experienced herniated discs (annular tear).

How long ago did this incident happen and how are you managing the pain?

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Welcome to Connect @clint1510.
I moved your message to the Bones, Joints & Muscles group http://mayocl.in/28IZp05 where you can read similar discussions going on like this one https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/i-had-spinal-fusion-of-l1-4-about-15-months-ago-lately-ive/ where you’ll meet members like
@rick537 @missyb57 @martishka @riverqueen1305 and @luckydaug who have experienced herniated discs (annular tear).

How long ago did this incident happen and how are you managing the pain?

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Thanks colleen
the herniated disc between l2 l3 happened about 2 weeks ago! Im on lycria nerve meds and codine for pain.i just cant find much info on annular tears in this area. Theres heaps of info on sciatica pain but mine is on top of my thigh and knee.

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