- Age 55+
- 143 lbs
- 5' 1"
- Seattle WA
- Injury Status Recovering
- Physical activity per week 8+ hours
- Chronicity 18+ Months
- Repeat injury? Yes
- Doctor/Care Giver Primose
- Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
This has been an ongoing problem since about 2005.
1st doctor visit I was diagnosed with Bursitis & told to take 2 Advil in AM & another 2 in PM. It worked for a while.
2nd visit identified Stenosis in lower back. Went to PT & continued taking Advil.
3rd visit..pain in my left leg was so bad I could hardly walk. xray/MRI showed vertebra 2, 3, 4 & 5 were out of place. Not a slipped disc, but a slipped vetebra.
I had 2 laser procedures to "kill" the nerve causing the leg pain. It worked for little while. I was also still going to PT & taking Advil..about 12 a day.
In October 2014, I had surgery. They fused vetebra L4 & L5. They left L2 & L3 hoping to put less stress on my spine. Recovery was long & hard, but I was better for a short time. I haven't had to take Advil.
The pain in my left leg has returned with a vegence.
I had an epidural in September2015. It helped some for a short time, but the pain is still there. Sometimes a little better than others. I do not want another epidural. I want a permanent solution.