For those who are curious

I thought I’d quickly touch on exactly what the hell is wrong with my back.  This time with pictures!

This is an image of what my spine should look like.  Healthy discs and a healthy nerve sticking out the side.  Life is good, rinse, lather, repeat.

This is what’s going on in my back.  Notice where the disc should be (now covered with sharp bony growths) and how the nerve is dying.  This causes my back pain, sciatica, and neuropothy.

Sadly, there’s not much they can do, except dump tons of narcotics into me to help control the pain (and by “control” I mean make it bearable, not to make the pain go away).

“Back Sprain” my ass!