So, ihad the MRI done and my doctor's office called yesterday and told me that it was a good MRI. I told the nurse that i looked at the results, too. I said well i have concerns then, it says i have two bulging discs L4 to L5 to S1 and a slight curvature to the left. I am in so much pain just from it that it's hard to tell if any is from fibromyalgia.
Bulging discs are not a 'good MRI'. I have a herniated disc at T11-T12 and my gosh do they cause pain and poor quality of life. Neurologists often say that bulging/herniated discs don't cause pain and can be managed without surgery. But, after 2 years with herniated discs in my spine, I find it hard to believe that the agonizing pain can stop without surgery.
I suggest seeing a neurosurgeon or spine specialist for treatment options. They will want you to try 6 weeks of conservative treatment using heat, ice, stretching, and physiotherapy before considering surgery. I have heard many people benefit from radiofrequency ablation of the nerves, and intrathecal pain pumps. Unfortunately, radiofrequency ablation only provides temporary relief for up to a year, and then has to be redone. Intrathecal pain pumps infuse pain medications directly into the nerves where the herniated disc is and provide relief from the pain.