L3-L5 and L4-L5

Herniated/ruptured/bulged disks. Whatever you want to call them, they are messed up. This is the third time this year that I have had the disks bulge. Each time it puts me out of commission for around a week, if not more. This time was pretty inopportune. Doctoral Comprehensive exams are less than a month away and I need all the time I can get get to study. I can barely walk and I can not drive, so getting to the library and even sitting at the computer is extremely difficult. I am only writing this blog because of the WordPress app on my iPhone; I am writing this laying down on my back in bed.

The doctors do the typical thing: give some muscle relaxers and a pain killer and then tell you that they won’t do much and that the back will either get better or it won’t. Thanks for that…

Have any of you had spine issues? What have you found to help the most for pain management?


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