February 03, 2009
It Only Hurts When I Laugh
Or stand. Or lie down. Or sit down. Or walk.
According to my MRI (see above. ewwwww), I have a "large superiorly extruded left paracentral and lateral recess disc herniation at the L4-5 level." In addition, there is "significant compression of the thecal sac and left L4 root before it exits under the pedicle of L4 as well as left L5 root in the lateral recess and disc space level."
In other words, it hurts like hell.
The only positive part is that it's fun to say thecal sac. Go on. Try it.