Do any of you have bulging discs in every one of the discs in the lumbar area and also into the sacral area? I just found out I have them all the way down. I had so many questions for my doctor that I forgot to ask him if it was from an injury I had and didn't know about or if it is from the arthritis. It's hard to believe its from trauma because I really haven't had any between the time of the last MRI. I have fallen down twice but landed on my hip once then on my knee the other time. Just how hard of a fall due you have to have to cause this much of an extensive injury. He said one area is right next to the nerve root and all the others are close. I have a form of arthritis that they call auto immune arthritis which basically means they just haven't figured out what one it is RA ext...They think it's RA but my blood work says no. I do have a positive ANA but have two other autoimmune diseases so who knows. I do know the pain is unbearable! I can't sleep and it even hurts to stand or sit. The only think that helps the back pain part is laying down. As you all know with arthritis in your hips that's not always an option. What are they going to do and when is the list of problems ever going to end? Crohn's, arthritis, ITP, fibromyalgia and it keeps going form there. This sucks! Thank you all for letting me vent! I feel a bit better now. :) I am also happy for what I do have because it could be soooo much worse. I just needed to let off some steam. My sisters here from out of state and she doesn't understand. She thinks I'm lazy. Ha I wish that was the problem.
Edited July 4, 2012 at 7:20 am