I now know why my back hurts
Sorry for the personal, non 4wd, medical post, but ....One of these disks is not like the others...
'massive' herniation of the L4/5 disk that is protruding into the spinal cord. Doc said it's one of the 3-4 largest she's seen in her 10+ years. Not only did the outer annulur ring herniate, the inner nucleus ruptured as well.
Ive been managing back pain for years since a bad ski wreck in the Backcountry a number of years ago. Insurance would never approve MRI, but this winter has been rough. I've worked 94 days plus a few days unpaid professional development since mid-December, and I've started asking for less physically intense work assignments to manage the pain. When my work scheduler said I was as useful as my 79 year old colleague that only works half days, I decided I had to get the MRI. So I have 3 weeks more of work to manage, but my summer jeep, river and backpacks trips are all in jeopardy...surgery is looking likely, even somewhat so by my physical therapist. Guess I may have more time to remodel bathrooms at this rate. My 85 year very active father always says your only as old as you think/feel....well I am feeling old.
1958 Willys Wagon
2010 Tacoma TRD