I have bulging disc, fibromyalgia, hip problems, Most of my back pain is in lower lumbar. Bending over I pop and crack a lot. I wear a back wrap/brace for support sometimes as it seems to hold it all tightly, seems to help sometimes. Any suggestions are welcome.
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- 'Lisa Hemmer' on
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- Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI, DA
You have been suffering with chronic pain since 1992. Bulge disc causes radicular pain, which often reduces in intensity 6 to 9 month after injury. Radicular pain is mostly felt along the course of the leg. Lower back radicular pain will spread to lower leg. Fibromyalgia is a widespread muscle pain. Fibromyalgia pain is observed in lower back and leg muscles as you had described. Scoliosis does not cause fibromyalgia, neither fibromyalgia causes disc bulge. Automobile accident may have caused disc bulge and facet joint injury. Both injuries causes pain over lower back and leg. You may have seen several physicians. You need multidisciplinary approach of pain management. Your treatment should include physical therapy, medication and interventional therapy.